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LIBRARY OF FLA. HISTORYV



Tempora Mutantur Et Nos Mutamur In Illis
VOLUME 90 NUMBER 37 MIAMI, FLORIDA, MAY 8-14, 2013 50 cents




CITY OF NORTH MIAMI


Racism impacts battle for mayor's seat
P BOX Kevin McNeir






kmcneir@ miamitimeson ine.com

Miami will head to the polls
their ballot for two council the racialtension between Hai DEMOGRAPHIC CHALLENGES
their ballot for two council tion about race
seats [Districts 2 and 3] and tian and white residents has As the fifth-largest city in TONDREAU a race
for mayor. But making a deci- BOYD BURNS reached a boiling point. That Miami-Dade County, North Mi- but that requiresTONDREAU
sion may be tough, given the ing the City's next mayor. said, one has to wonder if race ami has experienced a recent 32 percent. Twenty years later, but that requires
fact that there are nine candi- What's more, North Miami, will dominate the election and shift in its population. Based the numbers have reversed, compromise."
dates collectively seeking the according to its current may- whether citizens can come to- on the 1990 U.S. Census, Blacks now account for 59
two council seats and seven or, Andre Pierre, and many gether to resolve their differ- whites made up 63 percent of percent of the population versus -Andre Pierre
candidates hoping to becom- others, faces a situation where ences for the good of the City. the City Blacks represented Please turn to MAYOR 10A




y St. John CDC cuts
Sribbon on Overtown


housing projects



By D. Kevin McNeir Department of Housing & Urban some say is the continued transfor-
kmcneir@miamitimesonline.com Development Neighborhood Stabi- mation of Overtown, elected officials
lization Program [NSP], and Liberty and members of the community
Last fall, new housing projects City [Brownsville Transit Village, joined leaders from the St. John
opened their dors to anxious resi- Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Manor CDC [SJCDC] and St. John Insti- .
dents in several Black communities and M&M Maison II Apartments]. tutional Missionary Baptist Church ,
including Opa-locka, with the help But other projects have also been last week at a grand opening and .. .. .. i
of a $20M federal grant from the in the works. And to celebrate what Please turn to HOUSING 10A


Fins' dreams Good Samaritan
saves 3 women

demolished By Kevin Dolak
Three young women who vanished
Ross remains adamant: Won't a decade ago near their homes in
Cleveland were found only miles
three brothers have been arrested in
By Steven Wine trelation to the incident, according to
Associated Press police.
y 0Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry and
The NFL Super Bowl champion- Michele Knight were found alive, and
ship game might not return to Miami Cleveland Police Commander Keith
for a long time. Last week the Dolphins Sulver said all three women were get-
were denied public money for a stadium upgrade by the ting medical treatment but seemed to
State Legislature, which removes South Florida from se- be in good condition.
rious contention for the 50th Super Bowl and perhaps "All of them are doing well," he said.
subsequent NFL and college title games as well. "They all look good. They're all talk-
The defeat in Tallahassee also raises questions about ing. They're aware of everything that's
the future of the Dolphins under multibillionaire owner going on, and we're just very happy
Stephen Ross. He contends $350 million in stadium in- that they're safe and in good condi-
provements are badly needed, but he's unwilling to foot tion."
the entire bill himself and ruled out a less expensive, Dr. Gerald Maloney with Metro
Please turn to STADIUM 10A Please turn to SAMARITAN 10A



Why add woman to FBI's wanted list 40 years later?
itNew Jersey marked exposed and ended in that the FBI created its list
Case not about national security but polit.ics the 40th anniversary 1971. of most wanted terrorists, it
of Foerster's death last Ironically, the state waited 11 years to put her on
By DeWayne Wickham to dredge up the 40-year-old escaping prison in the murder week by doubling the police were later found it. Why? Probably because the
case of a convicted cop killer, of New Jersey trooper Werner reward for Shakur's to have widely con- bureau's decision was as politi-
I would have loved to have whose given name is Joanne Foerster. Foerster was killed capture to $2 million. ducted racial profiling cized as when Director J. Ed-
been a fly on the wall when Chesimard, is not about na- in a 1973 shootout on the New The three people in of Black and Hispanic gar Hoover launched the con-
the FBI decided to place Assa- tional security but politics. The Jersey Turnpike that also took the car were members motorists on the New troversial COINTELPRO.
ta Shakur, as the first woman revival of the case appears to the life of Zayd Malik Shakur, of the Black Liberation Jersey Turnpike, a The FBI'S announcement
on its list of most wanted ter- revert to the playbook of the who was riding in a car along Army, one of many WICKHAM pattern that in 1999, last week came a day after the
rorists, which has included agency's domestic counterin- with Sundiata Acoli and As- Black organizations then-Gov. Christine State Department said it would
Osama bin Laden, Ayman al- telligence program (COINTEL- sata Shakur. Their vehicle was whose activities the FBI dis- Todd Whitman and the state's not remove Cuba from its list of
Zawahri and other purveyors PRO). stopped by Foerster and anoth- torted in a secret campaign of attorney general, Peter Verni- countries that sponsor terror-
of mass mayhem. Shakur has spent the past er trooper, police say, because disinformation that lasted 15 ero, publicly admitted. ism, a list that includes Iran,
The FBI's decision last week 29 years holed up in Cuba after one of its tail lights was out. years until COINTELPRO was While it wasn't until 2002 Please turn to LIST 10A





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OPINION

2A THE MIAMI TIMES, MAY 8-14, 2013 BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY

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r e Voting Rights Act of 1965 is one of our coun- H.E. SIGISMUND REEVES, Founder, 1923-1968 The Black Press believes that America can best lead thp
Stry's most effective federal civil rights statutes GARTH C. REEVES,JR., Editor, 1972-1982 worldfrom racial and national antagonism when t accords to A
Sand still very much needed to guarantee the voting every person, regardless of race, creed or color, his or her
GARTH C. REEVES, SR., Publisher Emeritus human and legal rights. Hating no person, fearing no person,
rights of all citizens. One need only look back a few short RACHELJ. REEVES, Publisher and Chairman the Black Press strivesto help every person in th firm belief
years in Florida and a number of other key states when that all personsare hurt as long as anyone is held back,
efforts were underfoot to suppress the votes of Blacks,
women, senior citizens and young adults. Incidentally, the
different groups just mentioned have in recent years voted
along the Democratic Party line much to the chagrin of
right-wing Republicans and tea party supporters.
Maybe that's why we have seen a number of lawsuits Has Obama s veto pen r all out of ik
including one filed by Shelby County, Alabama, that seeks President Obama had the op- the most anti-government Re- controllers on the job was origi- who had a hand in
to invalidate Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Section 5 portunity last week to make an publicans on Capitol Hill. But nally slated for airport improve- uncomfortable bed should be
serves as our nation's discrimination checkpoint, requir- irresponsible Congress face the now, no worries. ments. If these projects are forced to lie in it. By agreeing to
ing jurisdictions with a history of racial discrimination in consequences of its own dumb Meanwhile, Congress is of- not undertaken, the president keep the planes flying on time,
voting to submit proposed voting changes for federal ap- actions. For reasons I cannot fering no emergency legislation said, those who use our aging Obama keeps public opinion on
proval before they are enacted. The rationale is to ensure fathom, he took a pass. Rather to restore Head Start funds for airports will suffer congestion his side, which should be an as-
that the proposed changes are free from discrimination. than use the veto pen that must preschoolers. Nor is an urgent and delays in the future. But he set.
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund [LDF] has intervened in be gathering dust in some Oval remedy being designed for poor signed the thing anyway. Sigh. Looking and sounding like the
he se s in Office drawer, Obama signed people who will have to go with- A veto would have allowed one reasonable man on a ship
the Shelby County case which now rests in the hands of legislation that cushions air out their Section 8 housing sub- Republicans to claim that the of fools is good for Obama's po-
the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court is expected to make travelers from the effects of the sidies. The president could have president was gratuitously litical standing, I suppose. But
its ruling in June. But it leads one to wonder, if our jus- crude, cruel budget cuts known he's no longer running for any-
tices would actually allow the Voting Rights Act to be gut- as the "sequester." The Federal -- he president could have told Congress that he will agree thing. Somehow, he has to gov-
ted, thus openly the floodgates for numerous ways of sup- Aviation Administration is now ern until January 2017. In his
pressing the minority vote? allowed to shuffle funds around to make travel more convenient for their jet-set constitU- quest to find a way to work with
Would our nation's most respected group of judges ac- to avoid furloughing air traf- ents, all right if and when they send him a companion a hostile Congress, he might
tually overturn the lower courts' rulings aganst Shelby ic controllers thus avoiding bill restoring needed benefits for low-income citizens. ns trying someting new
tuay overturn the lower courts' rulings against Shelby flight delays. ..- : Let the Republicans jump up
County, undermine the authority of Congress and thus Obama says he agreed to sign and down and call him names.
make wayifor a plethora of restrictive, discriminatory laws the measure because the alter- told Congress that he will agree making the American people Tell them to sit down and nego-
and policies aimed at denying minorities the right to vote? native was to "impose a whole to make travel more convenient suffer so he could score political tiate a proper budget deal, even
Are we standing on the precipice of the return of Jim Crow- bunch of delays on passengers." for their jet-set constituents, all points. But the gratuitous harm a grand bargain or else live
like restrictions? That's true and it's precise- right if and when they send was done long ago when both with the pain. The president
We must stand guard as the Supreme Court prepares ly why the president should him a companion bill restoring sides agreed to this whole se- should find that forgotten veto
e i r i t c m have vetoed this quick-fix bill. needed benefits for low-income questration nonsense. It is truly pen. And he should use it.
o make its ruling in the coming months. Finally, we un- A few weeks of long flight de- citizens. absurd that our highest elected Eugene Robinson is a Pulitzer
equivocally assert that protecting voting rules is not tan- lays, frequent cancellations and Obama noted last week that officials would agree to impose Prize-winning newspaper col-
tamount to racial entitlement. Voting is a right that must crowded airports full of angry, even in terms of air travel, the measures that they knew were umnist and the former assistant
continue to be guaranteed for all. frustrated voters might have FAA bill was "not a solution." not in the public interest. But managing editor of The Wash-
concentrated the minds of even The money that will keep the that's what they did, and all ington Post.

Liberty City too

often gets a bad rap
D oes anyone remember their parents telling them U.S. health trends for Blacks must be reversed
that it takes a lifetime to establish a reputa-
that it takes a lifetime to establish a reputa- In April, the National Urban and nationwide, at increasing Closing the Gap finds that healthy communities.
tion and a few moments to destroy it? Well, that League released their 37th risk. while prenatal care is criticalin Schools also have a role to
seems to be the constant challenge facing the residents of State of Black America report, These reports are long over- reducing low rate and preterm play. They can facilitate life-
Liberty City. Every time improvements come in the form which looks at the education, due. In fact nearly two decades births, Black women are twice style changes, promoting nutri-
of affordable housing, the reduction of crime, the removal income, employment and health have passed since the last Ur- as likely to receive late or no tion and activity and providing
of drug dealers from the streets, or even the increase of of Black America in communi- ban League report on this topic, prenatal care. According to data healthy meals.
needed services for senior citizens and youth, these ex- ties and nationwide which and more than 10 years since from the Florida Department of These findings are a clear in-
amples of good works are forgotten in a heartbeat when- reveals that South Florida has the Institute of Medicine re- Health, Black infants have the dictment of the status quo. This
ever violene erus a lot of work to do to. leased a report on the dispari- highest mortality rates in the is a call to action for community
ever violence erupts. Recently, the Urban League ties in health and health care state and are three times more engagement and cooperation in
Those who talk about Liberty City but remain far from of Broward County and Sun- between racial and ethnic mi- likely to die in their first year of order to create opportunities for
its core, find it easier to criticize what's happening from shine State Health Plan con- norities. life than white or Hispanic in- better health in Broward.
the outside and to assume that our community is still one ducted a study on the health Blacks make up 26 percent of fants. Among teens and adults, As our report and the 2013
where drug addicts, derelicts and dysfunctional parents of Black Broward. This study, the population in Broward, but Blacks are twice as likely to be State of Black America report
make up the majority of residents. But that is not the called Closing the Gap, is a call our entire community benefits obese when compared to whites show, our community cannot
case. to action. It shows many in our when health outcomes improve and Hispanics. Obesity increas- afford to wait to reduce health
e fr e e te w t is bin d b C own community face a disturb- across populations. These new es risks for other chronic dis- threats and eliminate dispari-
Take e ty C y ing health reality right now. statistics paint a scary picture eases including diabetes, car- ties. We have a moral responsi-
Commissioner Audrey Edmonson. She is quietly leading On critical measures ranging of the state of Black health in diovascular disease and stroke. bility to take action to reverse
a team of committed citizens, business leaders and City from maternal, infant and child Broward, particularly com- We need to better educate these dangerous health trends
and County employees on a concerted effort to rid Lib- health to disease prevention pared with white and Hispanic individuals and families about for the sake of our entire com-
erty City of its lingering problems. She continues to be and nutrition there are vast dis- populations. For example, in the risks and harm associated munity.
joined by homegrown businessmen like "Broadway" and parities between ethnic popula- Broward County, the age ad- with poor food choices. Chang- Chris Paterson is the Presi-
his crew along 18th Avenue. She continues to be sup- tions in Broward County. This justed death rate for HIV/AIDS ing the perception about eating dent & CEO of Sunshine Health
ported by law enforcement specialists like City of Miami report, and the 2013 State of is six times higher among Black unhealthy foods and promoting Plan.Germaine Smith-Baugh is
Poe Black America, both show the men and women than among choices that foster change in the President & CEO of the Ur-
Police Major Dennis Jackson, III, who recently took over Black population in Broward, Hispanics and whites, social norms is vital to creating ban League of Broward County.
the Department's sub-station in Liberty City. She also
continues to get a hand from business hub advocates like
Leroy Jones who say small businesses deserve a chance
to succeed.
Meanwhile, those who are living in Liberty City's public
housing units are beginning to come out on their porches Should Oprah and lyanla be teaching me?
again. They say they feel a bit safer and they add that I u p d d y l b L c i g i.
when they see crimes being committed they're calling the Someone forwarded me an by Oprah, I couldn't help but surgery) is a man. For de- The same is.true in the other
police. email message from Oprah's notice that in nearly every cades, men have heard women direction. No matter how hard
These are just a few of the good works that are going on Life Class. In the email was image, there was a picture of telling them what they should I try as a father to tell my girls
each day in Liberty City. But you'd never know it if you a promotion for an important lyanla speaking about the fa- and should not be doing, and how to view the world, there
focused solely on the interpretations of those who would class on fatherhood. Oprah therhood issue. One picture in many cases, that advice are some messages they need
Winfrey and lyanla Vanzant, has Iyanla lecturing a Black is readily ignored. The even to hear from a woman.
like to see our community implode one of the most empowered dy- man as Oprah gazed from the harder truth to accept is that My advice to Oprah and
namic duos in television histo- background. lyanla appears to there might be a logical reason Ilyanla would be this: Listen
ry, are seeking to lend support be telling the man that even that this advice is sometimes to these men as much as you
to the fatherless epidemic that expect them to listen to you.
WHEN THE NEWS MATTERS TO YOU has occurred in the U.S. over Be willing to step to the side
the last 40 years, particularly Il fy own father left when I was born but I was blessed and allow them to hear this
TURN TO YOUR NEWSPAPER as it pertains to the Black com- |u| by another man who stepped in to fill his shoes. Most message from a man, so that
munity. I applaud the efforts VILLkids aren't so lucky. perhaps the message can gain
to help young people realize a more receptive audience.
the importance of fatherhood, What is most interesting is
so that our children can have though he didn't have a father ignored, and it's not just based that in this perpetual battle of
better opportunities than we growing up, this unfortunate on sexism: The reality is that the sexes, both sides are con-
had. My own father left when I experience should not shape men and women think differ- vinced that the other gender
was born but I was blessed by his future. I agree with this ently and are not the same. is the cause of their broken
another man who stepped in to message. But in spite of the The experiences that socialize relationships. In order to get
fill his shoes. Most kids aren't fact that most of us agree with a young man are not the same the attention of men, Oprah
so lucky. the message, we'd be silly not as those experienced by young should ensure that adult men
A fatherhood class is neces- to realize the importance of the women and an adult male is are part of the dialogue so that
sary to teach our youth how messenger. more likely to understand how young men don't just feel that
to overcome missing dads and We all know that lyanla is to negotiate the challenges and they're being bashed.
to also teach an entire genera- amazing. In fact, she can be expectations that come with Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Pro-
tion how to become adequate many things to many people. manhood. A woman's voice fessor at Syracuse University
e 4fli*ami Qinmegs parents. As I reflected on this But one thing that lyanla can may simply add the pressure and author of the book, "Black
n Fomi aServnLde ond Broward Coaunles ince 1923 important class being offered never be (without adequate to be Superman. American Money."









OPINION

BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY 5A THE MIAMI TIMES, MAY 8-14, 2015


CORNER EBY JULIANNE MALVEAUX, NNPA Columnist

lit W 1 RAT K We must teach Black students how to learn
S'TA "Black students achieve at a very institution that could be a tury, the only colleges open to ment gaps is to "reduce racial
different level than white stu- bridge for them into the middle Blacks were historically Black disparities in income and to in-
dents. Test scores are lower, class, colleges and universities (HB- crease equity and inclusion in
as are high school and college Give the history of Blacks and CUs), and we went despite the education."
completion rates, and the num- education; it is hard to pwallow obstacles. Our presence reject- The majority of Black stu-
ber of Blacks attending four- these stereotypes. Some states ed the notion that learning was dents are still first-generation
year institutions is falling. The had laws on the books to pre- "acting white." In fact, we were college students. They aren't
S.. l rate of Black suspensions and vent Blacks from learning to acting learned and literate, always sure what next steps
expulsions from K-12 schools read and write in the pre-Civil Ivory Toldson, a professor at are and they often need help
is higher than that of other War period. Both white ard Howard University and a con- maneuvering through a sys-
groups. By almost any metric Black people risked flogging, tributor to the Root also refutes, tem with which their parents
there are gaps between Black have no familiarity. Too many
students and white or Asian smart students don't have the
.^ S students (Latinos achieve at he majority of Black students are still first-generation parental ,and societal support
about the same rate as Blacks). college students. They aren't always sure what next they need to achieve. The U.S.
SWhy does this happen? The steps are and they often need help maneuvering through falls way behind the rest of the
late sociologist John Ogbu hy- world when we don't value stu-
a... V -' pothesized that the gap was the a system with which their parents have no familiarity, dents who have the potential to
result of young Blacks think- be high achievers, regardless
ing that learning was "acting of race or ethnicity. We further
S\ white." His theory was batted fines and other penalties for the notion that Black students disservice ourselves as a nation
around as if it were fact, even "teaching a slave to read." Mil- think learning is "acting white." when we fail to value those who
after Duke economist William lions of Blacks sacrificed for the Most Black students, he says, have the intelligences to change
Darity refuted the Ogbu theo- right to be literate, and ensured are interested in attending col- our world.
ry. Why? Because it fits some- that their children would also lege but may not because of Julianne Malveaux is a Wash-
body's stereotype to describe have opportunities by raising a cost factors. He also says that ington, D.C.-based. economist
Black youngsters as culturally few dollars to get to college by academic support should be and writer. She is President
alienated from the mainstream, whatever means necessary. At provided to all students, and Emerita of Bennett College for
so much that they eschew the the beginning of the 20th cen- that the way to close achieve- Women in Greensboro, N.C.




"NBA's Jason Collins is an American hero
In the upcoming issue of erance present. But progress, freedom fighters at the same emonies, why not theentire en-
Sports Illustrated, Jason Col- whether it was the fight'for time. In order to'push for civil tity of marriage and family? The
lins, who played with the Bos- women's rights or the rights of rights and self-expression, we answer. is, we really don't be-
:NNQ ton Celtics and the Washington minorities and other oppressed must be certain that we fight lieve that ourselves and we live
Wizards this season, openly groups, only occurred when for everyone's civil rights. We in a nation where we do have
NN.N BlS^ ,, '.^t .: states that he his gay.-This is people had the bravery to speak cannot pick and choose when it separation of church and state.
T undoubtedly a breakthrough out and stand for something, comes to justice. Therefore,, why should anyone
nHE KW l5 KIPS moment in athletics, and an- even at the risk of personal at- Many of my fellow members of get to decide which partners are
S\ EFTOUT U a other step towards fairness and tacks. Collins could have qui- the church think that marriage afforded legal rights and which
SfAL TIoI tolerance in the Black commu- partners are not?
yIT nity. As a civil rights leader tf's easy for some to look back at the days of slavery, or the time Regardless of our own person-
who has advocated on behalf period right before the great civil rights era and shake our al preferences, we cannot con-
of LGBT rights, I can unequivo- ri befo the eat igh ra and hae r eas demn anyone for being gay or
cally say that this is a tremen- in disbelief at the amount of ignorance and intolerance present, choosing to love someone from
dous moment of encourage- his/her own gender. And we
Sment. And now I call on others etly enjoyed his continuing rise is sacred between a man and a cannot continue to support pol-
O- within Black leadership of all to stardom, including all the woman according to the Bible, icies that discriminate against
fields to embrace this develop- amenities that come with it, but if that's the basis, then why them. Equality and progress
ment and utilize it as a teach- but he made a conscious deci- do we allow secular judges to mean. equality and progress
ing tool. Justice only prevails sion to utter truth to power be- conduct marriage when we don't across the board, plain and
when the walls of bigotry come cause the perils of staying silent know what the judge's personal simple. The struggle still con-
down. only further ignorance. I salute beliefs are, if any? Why don't tinues, but thanks to Collins,
It's easy for some to look the courage and candor of Col- we have churches issue mar- justice for all is one step closer.
back at the days of slavery, or lins, and believe he has made riage licenses instead of courts? Reverend Al Sharpton is the
the time period right before the an incredible contribution to Why don't churches conduct President of the National Action
great civil rights era ard shake this country both on and off the divorces or child custody cases Network (NAN) and one of Amer-
W ill Srtour m our heads in disbelief at the basketball court. We cannot be for that matter? Why should the ica's most-renowned civil rights
W ill Su me r to n amount of ignorance and intol- custodians of intolerance and church stop at marriage cer- leaders.

dollars benefit the Black a

coipmmumity?
JOYCKNIGHT,69 STEVENWASHINGTON,74 Obama smiling as unemployment drops
Allapattah, retired Liberty City, retired Obam smilin as unemo ment dro
"No, they're not giving us any "It probably would benefit In January 2008, 627,000 increasing, after a major crash. April and the President is smil- ployment number is stil to
[money], it's the Black community. We re- Americans on a weekly basis At the start of the year, Re- ing. But while there is positive high. There are still too many
all going to the ally need the applied for unemployment ben- publicans were predicting doom optimism in certain circles, no millions of Americans out of
beach areas." money "in our efits and the country was .get- and gloom, and telling Ameri- one can get overconfident with work and they will have to be
areas." ting ready to crash. The econ- cans that the economy would this economy. Without a doubt retrained in the new technology
omy was collapsing and the slow down in 2013. Some Re- the economy is moving in the economy.
majority of the major industries publicans were predicting an- right direction, but it is still vul- The biggest job gains in the
in the country were bankrupt- other recession because of the nerable to any major economic country were in lower paying
ed. The banking industry and sequester cuts, and the tax in- hiccups and any major interna- jobs and too many Americans
Wall Street were losing billions are underemployed or must
of dollars a day, the unemploy- -t is now 2013, President Obama has been in office for four work two jobs. Many have just
SHANTELL BROWN, 40 LOUISE COTTON, 71 ment rate was at double digits, nt dropped out of the job market
Liberty City, entrepreneur Miami, retired and no one had an answer or a years as the first Black president and the unemployment altogether. Prices continue to
solution to this crisis. ,rate is at a four-year low. Businesses are hiring and the rise and a dollar does not go
Yeah it of- "Hopefully, because there are It is now 2013, President economy is improving. as far as it once did. Times are
fers jobs for a lot of Blacks Obama has been in office for hard for Blacks for us the re-
everyone. I feel who need jobs .. .. four years as the first Black cession continues.
like [tourists] N-' especially president and the unemploy- creases that wealthy Americans tional banking crashes. What- Economists paint a rosy pic-
spend money young Black ment rate is at a four-year low. were forced to pay. ever happens in the world im- ture but jobs in our community
in our com- men. [More Businesses are hiring and the But the Republicans were pacts our country, because we are few and 50 percent of Black
munity too jobs] would economy is improving. Wall wrong again and employers cannot live on an island? men are unemployed. The Pres-
it'l definitely help lower the Street has recently broken re- added a solid 165,000 jobs in The last time unemployment ident may be smiling but he
help my cloth- crime rate:" cords and is experiencing its April, and, lowered the unem- was lower than it is now was in cannot afford to rest on his lau-
ing business. highest and best numbers ever. ployment rate 0.4 percent to December 2008, when it was rels. Blacks still need jobs.
STEVEN FOX, 43 The real estate market is begin- 7.5 percent. This was a stron- 7.3 percent. As the Obama ad- Roger Caldwell is the CEO of
SHANTAVIA BROWN, 19 Liberty City, contractor ning to start building again and ger unemployment rate than niinistration pats each other on On Point Media Group in Orlan-
Liberty City, student the values of homes are slowly the economist had predicted for the back, they know the unem- do.
"I don't think so, we don't get
"No, they that many tourists. The clos-
don't spend est they'll get
it here. All of to the Black
the [tourists] communities The current session for the last election and its incredibly ******** Stay tuned ...
spend money is the stadium State Legislature has come to a long lines of voters. We cel- There have been a number ********
in wealthier in Miami Gar- close but not without mishaps ebrate this change. However, of rumors and hints that Con- North Miami voters may want
places that are dens." and a failure to get vital work we must acknowledge the criti- gresswoman Frederica Wilson to tread carefully as they go to
closer to the done. At the top of the list was cisms lodged by leaders from would be resigning from her the polls between now and next
beach." a bill to end long voter lines that the Florida Democratic Party seat in a matter of days due Tuesday. It seems that some of
was almost ignored before final- that say lawmakers could have to significant health problems. the candidates have become so
ly being approved, by both the undone a bill [HB 1355] passed But that's not so, according to angry that they've been seen
ho jlii T WfU I House and the Senate. Some a few years ago that would have the Congresswoman. She stood exchanging heated words at
The Miami Times welcomes and encourages letters on its editorial commentaries as well as say the holdup was due to the prevented the long lines that steadfast in her denial of the one another in several public
all other material in the newspaper. Such feedback makes for a healthy dialogue among our Senate's desire to push Miami- voters endured in 2012. Why do allegations and invites anyone venues. Wasn't it Rodney King
readership and the community. Letters must, however, be 150 words or less, brief and to the Dade and to target supervisors our leaders persist in making it that believes she will or ought who said, "Can't we all just
point, and may be eited for grammar, style and clarity. All letters must be signed and must like Miami-Dade County's Pe- more difficult to vote instead of to step down to give her a call. get along?" Maybe in this in-
include the name, address and telephone number of the writer for purposes of confirming
authorship. Send letters to: Letters to the Editor, The Mimi Times, 900 N.W. 54th Street, nelope Townsley who defended streamlining the process? Stay Guess you can't believe every- stance that isn't possible. Stay
Miami, FL 33127, or fax them to 305-757-5770; Email: kmcneir@miamitimesonline.com. the way her office handled the tuned ... thing you hear at City Hall. tuned...




4A THE MIAMI TIMES, MAY 8-14, 2013 BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY


Seminole Tribe
accuses lawyer of




Champion's roommate over-carging tem
By Paula McMahon ment matters and help the
i ftribe to obtain Federal Com-
W1 A Broward County lawyer munications Commission li-
w ill go on trial in fatal was indicted last Thursday on censes, approvals, transmit-
federal charges that he over- ters and other equipment to
Sbilled the Seminole Tribe of build radio stations at the
F A M RIKKI WILLSh Florida by more than $1 mil- Brighton and Big Cypress res-
Former FAMU drum major lion. ervations.
Frank Excel Marley III, 39, Marley then hired other
By Stephen Hudak felony hazing or manslaughter. But Jackson, 24, on proba- of Southwest Ranches, and law firms and vendors t
At least one of those three, Caleb tion for an unrelated assault in his office manager, Maria Has- help him with the project, in-
Former FAMU drum major Jackson, is expected to testify at Tallahassee, could get prison of ra aes, ere cting th to send their
Rikki Wills rejected a plea deal Wills' trial, Pegues said. in Champion's death, though charged with one count of wire bis and invoices only to his
recently in the fatal hazing of his State Attorney Jeff Ashton, he hopes his cooperation with c ma i fraud conspt wir and l fi nv. Mrle y to H sun
roommate Robert Champion and who made his first appearance in prosecutors will help him draw a and mail fraud conspiracy and law firm. Marley told Hassun
is set to become the first ex-band the case since beefing up charges more-lenient sentence, his law- ne counts of theft from ncdi- t reth ble tcharges that
member to go to trial in the case. to include a count of manslaugh- yer, Charles Hobbs said. an tribal organizations, court were then billed to the tribe
Wills, 24, did not appear in ter, told the judge that prosecu- Wills, who did not talk with records show. Marley billed by inflating them and adding
court with Orlando attorney Bill tors would argue the hazing was detectives during their death the tribe close to $3.2 million, charges for fictional services,
Hancock, who informed Circuit a conspiracy that killed Cham- investigation, told the Orlando and more than $1.03 million according to the indictment.
Judge Donald Myers of the for- pion. Sentinel in an interview in July of that was fraudulently ob- The two also inflated and
mer student band leader's deci- "Our theory of prosecution is that he tried to shield his friend tained in a conspiracy that falsified charges from other
sion. Jury selection for the trial going to be that this was a con- from the onslaught of punches started in October 2006 and law firms and consultants he
is scheduled to begin May 13 in ROBERT CHAMPION spiracy," Ashton said. "Every- and other blows as Champion went on until about March had hired, prosecutors wrote.
Orange County. Died during a hazing ritual one's responsible for the acts of ran a gauntlet know as "Cross- 2011, prosecutors said. Marley fraudulently padded
Hancock, who did not reveal everyone else." ing Bus C." Wills said he was Mareydefrauded hisclient bills from law fir in In-
the state's offer, and assistant where Florida A&M University's Investigators estimated that hit with percussion mallets that by iflating the numberdf his dianapolis and Washington,
state attorney Nicole Pegues es- famed Marching 100 had per- Champion absorbed hundreds of fractured two of his fingers. billable hotrs, inflating the D.C., before submitting them
timated the trial will take at least formed at the Citrus Bowl.' He blows in the hazing. "The drum majors never get on charges on invoices submitted to the tribe, according to the
four days to present evidence, also was a drum major, a student .Circuit Judge Marc Lubet, that bus, and the only time we to his firrm by other contrac- charges. .
and both predicted that publicity leader of the iconic ensemble originally assigned to the hazing do, you know, is to help one of tors, and "billing for travel, Marley is also accused of
over the tragedy might hamper which has appeared at the Super cases, handed down probation- our fellow brothers get throught phone calls, conferences and billing almost $100,000 to
efforts to seat a jury. Bowl and Grammy Awards. ary sentences to the first defen- that process to get' the respect meetings that did not occur," attend nine conferences he
Champion, 26, was beaten to Fourteen ex-band members dants to accept responsibility, they deserve," Wills said, refer- Assistant U.S. Attrney Neil claimed were hosted by the
death Nov. 19, 2011, during a have been charged in Cham- Ryan Dean and Brian Jones, ring to Bus C, which transports Karadbil wrote in the di Native Aerican Broadband
hazing ritual on a bus parked at pion's death, including three terming their roles in the deadly the percussion section. "It's sad, ment filed Thursday in Fort Association n Washington,
the Rosen Plaza hotel in Orlando who have pleaded no contest to hazing as "relatively minor." but it's the only way to get it." Lauderdale. D.C., that prosecutors said
On Friday, Marley's lawyer "id not, in fact, take place.'
S, Bruce Zimet said: "It's always As well as helping to inflate
FPL gets ready fora iterestng to haveasesin the bills Hasn signe r
FPL gets ready for hurrice sn volving the Seminole tribe We about $308,475 in cash with-
fully expect that once all of drawals from the law firm's
B Doreen Hmlok nuaLdrill preparicane season. the facts come out, Mr. Marley bank account, federal author-
start of hurricane season. l A .
Florida Power & Light plans to This year's week-long drill as- The completely vindicated." ities alleged,
invest about $500 million over sumed a Category 3 hurricane en- fr his practice, formerly T' pushment for the mre and
the next three. years to strength- tered Florida's west coast around frh p ic, fr l ... pum en fod tireanh
en its electric distribution Cape Coral and exitedon the east Marley Fi and now the Ex- mail fraud conspiracy charge
te against wind and flood dam- coast around Port St. Lucie. The cel Law Group, is in Davie is 20 years imprisonment a
age from storms, executives simulation involved more than. he previously practiced in Mi- a $250,000 fine. The nine
announced. 3,000 people in the 35-county ramar. theft charges ca mamum
The outlay is about the same area that FPL serves, including T aders ret d punishments of five years in
The outlay erin is n0abo the squa methe ow sprio and a sfierve, o 0lu in$250,000 .. .
amount as the state's largest utili- more than 100 at its command ley in 2006 to represetison a
ty spent on "hardening" its system center. tribe on sports and entertain- per count.
over the past five years, but at a
rate almost twice as fast, spokes-
man Greg Brostowicz said last Fri-
day. Satellite image of a hurricane named "Fran." Hurricane Fran
Customers will not be assessed was a large, powerful, destructive hurricane that made landfall
a rate hike in their bills to cover
the added investment, since FPL near Cape Fear, North Carolina on September 5, 1996.
already received approval from Among them: place meters that with a more resistant polymer ma-
regulators last year for its rate in-
crease for four years, Brostowicz measure water levels near major terial, executives added.
crease for four years, Brostowicz
said. facilities in low-lying areas, so The new program builds on a
Subscribers should see a di- machinery can be turned off au- nearly $460 million investment by
ference, however, in thequality of tomatically, should high water ap- FPL since 2007 to strengthen its
ference, h the i proach. Preventive shutdowns can system, especially to serve facili-
their electric service in case of a educe the time of outages, com- ties critical to communities such C O M P R E E N S IV E
storm. FPL systems should bet- pared to water hitting machines as police and fire stations, 911
ter withstand severe weather and
o service faster, execives still in use, executives said. centers, water-treatment plants,
said. a t Also included in the $428 mil- grocery stores, gas stations and
It's not a matter of if a hurri- lion to $646 million investment pharmacies.
"It's not a matter of if a hu-plan: FPL has found that main pw-
cane hits in Florida, it's a matter plan: FPL has found hae main pow- at North Shore Medi cal Cent er
Strengthen poles and equipment er lines that have been "hard-
of when. We're investing now to en- for more than 250 critical facilities ened': are about half as likely to
sure that customers can get back shif n p i t cu D O t w C B t a 1 R
sure that customers can get back such as hospitals. That involves experience an outage during se- C MPLE TE BREA ST CARE FOR L F
ato normal as quickly asoie switching some wood poles to con- vere weather. Even under normal
after a strm sppaid Brostowin m crete and cutting some spaces be- weather conditions, hardening a
floods that accompanied Super- tween poles. power line reduces the frequency
fstorm Sand accomanied Su. nor- Deploy more wind-resistant of daily outages by up to 40 per- AR 'Y U BREAS HEALTH Y
storm Sandy in the U. S. north- transmission structures and cent, the company said. ARE YOU BREAST HEALTHY?
east equipment. That includes upgrad- The utility announced the in-
investment plans, ing some ceramic post insulators vestments, as it completed its an- T f ear u a te fret cnes oe
idtThe five year survival rate of breast cancer is over 90%s
a l when caught early. But how can you catch it early?
Special-interest wins mark legislative session The importance of routine diagnostic testing and
By Aaron Deslatte contributor to Florida political Disney won passage of a sweeping simple minimally-invasive procedures can be a key
& Jason Garcia campaigns in the 2012 elections, prohibition on local governments' tool in breast cancer detection.
steering $4.9 million primarily to ability to adopt paid-sick-leave re-
TALLAHASSEE The Florida Republicans. And Blue led the in- quirements for businesses, in re- Dr. Hakan Charles-Harris, Breast Surgeon and Medical
Legislature's 2013 session agreed on surance-industry charge, arguing sponse to an Orange County sig-
highly touted ethics reforms mak fo:i refully that insurers could shift nature-petition initiative that ould Director of the new Comprehensive Breast Institute at
ing it harder for retiring lawmakers 'call-center jobs utside the state if have required them to offer'workers North Shore Medical Center, wants to share with you
to immediately begin lobbying for lawmakers ended the break, which five days of paid time off. how you can be breast healthy.
special interests. And lawmakers allows insurers to claim a 15 per- Lawmakers brought a cease-fire
approved "transparency" measures cent tax credit for full-time em- to the decade-long "eyeball wars" Join Dr. Charles Harris as he provides an exciting sneak
requiring closer accounting of eco- ployees. But some major corporate between optometrists and ophthal-
nomic incentives and whether they interests got denied, the Miami Dol- mologists, passing a bill last month preview of the new Comprehensive Breast Institute
create jobs. phins foremost among them. that lets optometrists prescribe a opening soon at North Shore Medical Center. Come
But the session was also defined limitedarrayofdrugswhilealsoput- and, meet the knowledgeable and supportive female Hikan Charles-Harris,
by some of the biggest-spending HOUSE DENIES DOLPHINS ting in new protections for patients. staff and learn about the different components of the MD, RPVt, FACS
industry groups getting their way ANDJAGUARSA DEAL Another special-interest settlement Bteast Institute. Breast Surgeon
on major bills that hit their bottom On the session's final day, House was between workers' compensa- Breat Intitute.
lines. Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley tion doctors who sell repackaged
"What Republican leadership Chapel, refused to allow a vote on medication to their patients and
delivered was a 60-day corporate- a package that would have allowed the business and insurance lobbies Thursda y May 2 3rd
special-interest feeding frenzy," said the Dolphins, Jacksonville Jag- who said the practice was costing
Progress Florida Executive Director uars, Daytona International Speed- them millions of dollars. 7:00 pm. 8:00 p.m,
Mark Ferrulo. way and a potential Orlando Major Some .industry-driven issues did p
For example, the insurance in- League Soccer franchise to compete fall by the wayside on the 60th and N o rth ShoreMedical en te r Audit ri um
dustry kept a $220 million-a-year for $.13 million annually in sales-tax final day of the session. A bill sought (0 ff the main I o b by)
tax break when it convinced House breaks. by Walt Disney World that would
Republicans and Democrats to re- The House inaction drew a fiery have expanded the legal definition Refreshments will be serve d.
ject a Senate plan to use the money response from billionaire Dolphins of theme-park tickets and increased
to reduce the vehicle-registration owner Steve Ross, who said he had penalties for ticket fraud died when
feespaid by Florida drivers, the votes to pass the bill and in- the Senate refused to take it up. Reservations requ Ired, please call
The House's decision preserved sinuated he would be investing in And the House never considered i 800 984 14 4
a 25-year-old tax break that saves campaigns "to play an important legislation to create a Central Flor- -8 --34 4
$32.5 million a year for Blue Cross role in fixing the dysfunction in Tal- ida Expressway Authority, which
Blue Shield/Florida Blue and more lahassee." had been pushed by Central Florida
than $25 million for State Farm But by and large, interests that senators and Orlando Mayor Buddy
but denied millions of motorists a are major campaign contributors Dyer but opposed by some develop- N 0 ORTH S HORE R
savings of $12 per year per car. had their grievances heard and of- ment interests; local tolling agen-
Jacksonville-based Florida Blue ten resolved. cies in Orange and Osceola coun Medical Center
was the biggest single corporate Darden Restaurants and Walt ties; and House Republicans.




BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY 5A THE MIAMI TIMES, MAY 8-14, 2013


SUniversity of Miami

workers, Chartwells,

agree on unionization

Bargaining expecting to begin this summer
By D. Kevin McNeir ers, grassroots organizations
kmcneir@miamitimesonline.com and ever~ professors employed
by the University," he said.
UM's food service workers "They all believed that our
now have a reason to smile, goal of working towards a
claiming victory last Friday decent salary for food service
after their employer, Chart- workers was something that
wells Dining Services con- should be supported. As the
tracted by the University of summer approaches, we are
-Photo courtesy f Leslie Elus Miami for most of their dining hopeful and optimistic that
needs agreed to the work- we can finally have real con-
Miami-Dade Alphas walk for March of Dimes youth ers establishing a union. The versations with Chartwes.
workers, mostly Black and This is all about improving
Brothers from the Beta Beta Lambda and Iota Pi Lambda Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. recently teamed a majority of women, make the jobs of struggling workers
up to walk and raise funds for the March of Dimes [MOD].The MOD March for Babies event was held atTropical Park.The around$10,OOO ayearand and paving the way for better
wanted a fair process to begin futures for them and their
Alphas participated in a 5k walk plotted within the park to raise awareness and funds for prenatal care research and sup- bargainingfor better wages,g families."
port resources. The combined chapters' efforts resulted in a donation of nearly $2,000 for the charity. Pictured above are mor affrdable benefits and, Brakken added that had
some of the participating men of Alpha Phi Alpha. better treatment by their su- Chartwells not agreed to the
periors in the workplace. union and to enter negotia-
According to regional direc- tions with the food service
tor for 32BJ SEIU, Eric Brak- workers, the employees were
ken, a majority of the workers prepared to go on strike -
voted to join the union and disrupting cafeterias through-
have authorized them to rep- out the University and caus-
resent their interests in up- ing havoc during graduation.
coming negotiations that are In a memo issued by UM
scheduled to begin sometime President Donna Shalala that
this summer. extended her congratulations
:Arbitrator Robert Hoffman to the workers, she addressed
certified the card check result the potential strike.
late Friday night, giving 321 "The University is aware of
food service workers in UM's a potential work stoppage as
cafeterias and dining halls part of a unionizing effort,"
reason to celebrate. [Another she said. "Today we have
option could have been for learned that Chartwells of-
workers to hold a special elec- fered the union a card check
tion with the goal of forming and we are hopeful that this
of a union. But either of the will resolve the issues."
two processes would have still The union's organizing di-
required Chartwells to agreel]. rector, Rob Hill, said the work
Brakken said the victory continues.
points to the importance okf "This is truly a great victory
collaborating with others who for the UM workers new
have similar interests or are members of 32BJ [SEIUJ who
facing the same kinds of chal- are set to bargain their first
lenges... contract," he said. "By orga-
"This has beena long fight nizing a union, they chose
but we had the backing of to bargain poverty jobs into
local clergy, community lead- good jobs."






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Judge rejects self-defense claim-

Opa-locka man faces two counts of .and that he believed he had a a h
weapon. p ngc ked .
Curderjury trial Prosecutors charged Mobley
murder, ury trial five months later after review-
Miami Tines staffreport must now face a trial jury. Mo- ing surveillance video of the Te two strolled through a Boyton Beach park until around 10 p.m. when the cople
bley is charged with two counts shooting. The incident was seen e to a
Opa-locka resident Gabri- of second-degree murder. Re- as a key test of Florida's con-
el Mobley claims that he was bull did not grant Mobley "im- troversial "stand your ground" a
"standing his ground" and act- munity" but he can still argue law which eliminated a citizen's
ed in self-defense when he shot self-defense when his case goes "duty to retreat" before using le- T
and killed two unarmed men, before a jury. thal force in the face of threat.
Jason Jesus Gonzalez and Ro- Police reports indicate that on The law allows a judge to throw
lando Carrazana, both 24, in the night of the shooting, an ar- out criminal charges if they marij
February 2008 outside of a gument between two groups of GABRIEL MOBLE conclude that a person acted
Chili's Bar & Grill. But Circuit men grew heated. Gonzalez hit in self-defense. In Miami-Dade j
Court Judge Thomas Rebull one of Mobley's friends in the pulled out a gun and shot the County, three murder cases
recently ruled against Mobley parking lot. Mobley, who had men dead. He contends that have been dismissed based on ad
which means the defendant a concealed weapons permit, Carranza rushed towards him the law. n ffice wee






By Paula McMahon pez Ramos, 26, was killed while ler, 25,w of Miami, and Victoria men exchanged gunfire, investi-
picking up cash from the busi- Barkley, 28, of Miami Gardens, gators said. The victim was shot
A former security worker was ness. prosecutors said. Mitchell also twice in the head and Louissant
sentenced to 30 years in federal Vladimir Louissant, 26, of Mi- gave a silver revolver to Louis- was shot once but survived.er
prison for his role in the August ami Gardens, who confessed to sant to use in the robbery and Louissant took about
of a Brinks guard at the Calder tenced to life in prison earlier was in the casino and when he took off with Mitchell in Kyler's
Race Track and Casino on the this year was expected to leave with the truck, then switched to another
border of Broward and Miami- Federal prosecutors said the money. vehicle driven by Barkley, re- B sa h ured mn o o e
Dade counties. robbery was planned by two Ammar, who escorted the cords show. icermaa
Reginald Mitchell, 28, of Mi- insiders Mitchell, a security guard and led him to an open Barkley and Mitchell went
ami Gardens, who worked at the guard, and Uri Ammar, 28, of areawhere the hooter was wait- shopping and gambling with then a
track, pleaded guilty for his in- Hollywood, a security manager ing, was also sentenced to life in cash, prosecutors said. Kyler was
volvement before trial and helped at Calder. prison earlier this year. sentenced to 10 years in prisonand I ac ofing ars nisit
prosecutors, court records show. Mitchell recruited three other Louissant ran at the guard and Barkley was sentenced too re
The Brinks guard, Alvaro Lo- people Louissant, Byron Ky- with his gun drawn and the two five years for their roles.
Baggage screeners at Ft. Lauderda lcoly ood Internation, I got a surprise recetly











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ohenainvestigators say they founcd what apeared to he skull parts and teeth i the blong-

Judge: State Attorney's Office to stay on mall minrder


After the Chick-fil-A night kick State Attorney Dtave AroTn- A a read had beenargued pottery The skul fragents w M with drt rocks inside the puts








manaer wo a slain executin- bherigs offcef the case. Te iuai ink, whie she Detectives suspect t 1en had aried in
style at the old Palm Beach claimed his staff's involvement ment attorneys is a "dras- it was a major disa'p- from Cuba two days a o, pu A L tots for their hes Jachles







all restaurant, it e n ok oman uoing tia would i eaure at urts pntment or proec ad ethe tal may have druged Cournoyert

ofman inite n msttractive w en co mitcarli age t o Next thing Conoer ae in estustice" hesitate o imose e n i
an whourr callses in the pa"Crystal"4 because two of Miller's former where n members is wary, Oftedal ng hatmay involve the same womin. The FBI recently released e Oct. 9 and Nov. 2 at Bank
years. defenders now work for Aron- wrote, calling claims Mill- JESSE LEE December tossed out







to his home publicor a nightcap, hded justice bergvous played er, 31, of Riviera Beach, MILLER Millother's women, name of a 26-ear-old man ac- of America at 7001 N. Universityconction
awokend the next aftBernoon minus 2 when Robert Courn- hours of March 3. Investigators urge murdanyone cused of commiting seven bank Drive in Tamarac.
State$6,000 in cash and four watffc dggedly tedal signed an order refusing to "ere speculation ad assump robbery, burglary, andFeb. 28 at Bankap-
soght prosecution despite re- remove Aronberg's prosecutors, tion, unsupported i the record. ping charges, which cae after
worth upward oflegal set-backs$100,000. now, a- Cprepystaring forat an upthird at-scale toMike Edmond seen, nor was executive a second triact Miller firt tMay. of America at 888 NW 62 St. inial,
thorities say. rare ove, attorneys Forempt to hoLauderdaMiller resonsible assistant to Arber, said last also that sae year, rewhosesulted in
fro tShe Publichad even Defender's conf- for the 1999 murder of Nicho-me. Weatchesday the office culd no Anonymous tipst a hung jto first name is also pelled ef- Jan. 4 ryat BB&T at 5600 N.



Victim learns had met Crystal isbe- ier and One Paniereal knoward Crime Stkout FB seeks public's help to find
By Troward Shnya Alanez detective Sheriff's Office vodka drink, while she Detectives suspect that Crys-of con- in Florida dating back to 1999
spokeswoman Dani Street. drank directly from the tal may have drugged Cournoyerd ductingthesect bank robber ceny, burglary
POMPANO BEACH After a Moschella details the bottle. before stealing his property and By Lisa J. Huriash 6399 W. Commercial Blvd. in
man invited an attractive wom- encounter like this: Next thing Cournoyer are investigating similar cass Blvd. in Lauderd Tamarac.
an who called herself "Crystal" The failed rendez- remembers is waking that may involve the same wom- The FBI recently released the Oct. 19 and Nov. 2. at Bank
to Watch out for a nightcap, he vous played out March p in the afternoon an or other women. name of a 26-year-old an ac- of America at 7001 N. University









SiSept 7 at Chase Bank at 305-944-9101.
awoke the next afternoon minus 2 when Robert Courn- hours of March 3. Investigators urge anyone cused of committing seven bank Drive in Tamarac.










Broward mother imprisoned
$6,000 in cash and four watches oer, 45, encountered Crystal was nowhere with information about Crys- robberies in Broward since last Dec. 24 and Feb. 28 at Bank
worth upward of $100,000 au- Crystal at an upscale to be seen, nor was ta to ontact Detective Ro May. of America at 888 NW 62 St. in
thorities say. Fort Lauderdaleto interna-stau- $6,000 in cash or four Cusumano at 954-7864200. Jeffery Kelly Ross whose FortLauderdale.
She had ever deleted her con- rant and invited her to his home. watches two Rolexes, on14 but the Cart- Anonymous tips can be made to first name is also spelled ef- Jan. 4 at BB&T at 5600 N.
tact info from his cell phone, ac- Cournoyer had met Crystal be- ier and One Paniere. Her contact Broward Crime Stoppersnat 954- frey in state records and is last University Drive in Tamarac.
cording to detectives fore. The two chatted and went to information had even been de- 493-8477 or online at http:/rself./ known to have lived in Miami Ross has a string of arrests
Broward Sheriffs detectives Cournoyer's house in the 2400 leted from his cell phone. www.browardcrimestoppers.org. is suspected by the FBI of con- in Florida dating back to 1999
have released a composite sketch block of Southeast 12th Street. The watches, which Cournoyer Crime Stoppers or Broward ducting these robberies: May 9 which include larceny, burglary

her, late 20s, with the warning: half an hour making Cournoyer are valued at between $80,000 an anonymous tip that leads to land Park Blvd. in Lauderdale Anyone with information
"Watch out for Crystal." a cocktail. He took a sip of the and $100,000. an arrest. Lakes. should call the FBI in Miami at
MiraarSept. 7 at Chase Bank at 305-944-9101.


Browarde mother imprisoned









fotakingher 10-year-ol kidnapping her daughter children
ByThe case set off a n interna- childured supporrific abuse as adding
child in her native Haiti and her






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who pleaded guilty th U tyo interna- She immigrated legally to fo
Robtaking herts, now 12, shortly after outhiding when she wasould likely but the aundeport-
was sentenced recently to one frand Office of Interna- ed ant wasd decidedleft to fend forith herself
myeary custody to the girl's father, tinal Affairs in Washigton girls. "I jusffrant criwanted asto bshe apolowith
likelySouffrant to pay $570 a uthoritiesuthorities in Haiti and the Do- Th judge said tharict Judshe Rob-was Name
sain child supportin minican Republic pr oseutor very sympathetic to Souffin federal court's
Darline Souffrant took her daughter Robert T. Watson said. terrible life expLauderdale. "I'm asking FAddossR 12-MONTH FOR 6-MONTH
Mifrom after-school care r, admitted violatin Miami Igvestigators found a happen again," Souffrant sadoesn't excuse taking the child City State Zip
taking on De. 2, 2011. The nextar-old dayughter DARLINE SOUFFRANT. wanting to protect her children -
they and Souffr 2011 ant's four-year- 2012, she was arrested and the try..mounting stress over the hild's Phone emailExp
the hold daughter Cayenn, father for a Thedif- girls were set to ffliv e with Rob- c ustodial parent." The judge
year. erts and his wife and by the FBI and thatwo saihe had a significant prisoke when shterm Subscribe online at www.Miami mesnline.cmxp
Souffrant snatched Khaniya involving the U.S. Attorney's was just 34. She had just found




to Haiti, thenow 12, shortly after Office, the U.S. Department of out she would punish the serious of-port- Exp
Souffrant to pay $570 a month authorities in Haiti and the Do- The judge said that she was Name _



in child support. minican Republic, pro secutor very sympathnd detie r other parent's




in the Santo Domingo area. fender Tim Day said Souffrant from kidnappingtheir children.





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Vatican home to two popes as Benedict XVI moves in

By Tom Kington that Francis' authority might pression of a host welcoming a papal apartment usually oc-
be undermined by the presence guest. cupied by popes in favor of the
ROME The Vatican became at the Vatican of his 86-year- Workers have readied a study bustle and constant company
the home of two living popes last old predecessor. Benedict has and library for Benedict at his at Casa Santa Marta, which sits
Thursday when former pontiff chosen to continue to dress in new digs, which were formerly next to the Vatican's gas station
Benedict XVI took up residence a white cassock and surprised occupied by cloistered nuns as and is a short walk from the Holy
in a house in the city-state's gar- many by opting to call himself well as by the Vatican's head See's on-site department store.
den. "pope emeritus." gardener. A guest room is avail- The 76-year-old Argentine. has
The unprecedented cohabita- But when he stepped down, he able for Benedict's brother, Fa- shown a dislike for the regal trap-
tion with his successor, Pope insisted he would remain "hid- ther Georg Ratzinger, who lives pings of. the papacy. He takes
Francis, began when Benedict den from the world" in retire- in Germany. meals alongside other visitors
arrived by helicopter about 4:45 ment. He appeared extremely Sitting on a rise in the Vati- to the residence and gives Mass
p.m. from Castel Gandolfo, the frail when Francis visited him can's large garden, the house every morning in the residence's
papal summer residence where at Castel Gandolfo in March, is close to a wooded area, com- chapel to Vatican employees.
he had stayed since retiring Feb. 'although ,the Vatican has said mands views over Rome and is Francis has already gained
28. he is not suffering from any ill- less than half a mile from Casa popularity with his informal style
After becoming the first pope in nesses -just slowing down with Santa Marta, the Vatican guest- and appointed a commission of
six centuries to step down, Bene- old age. house where Francis has chosen cardinals to study and probably
dict left the Vatican that day by Francis' decision to personally to live since his election March overhaul the Vatican administra-
helicopter to avoid intruding on welcome Benedict.home after a 13. tion, which critics say has be-
the election of his successor and 15-minute flight gave the im- Francis has eschewed the large come dysfunctional and corrupt.
to give time for his new house
to be renovated. Last Thursday,.
Pope Francis was waiting to -AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, HO
greet Benedict at the newly deco- In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore
rated home, a former monastery Romano, Pope emeritus BenedictXVI, left, is welcomed by Pope
that the former pope will occupy Francis as he returns at the Vatican from the pontifical summer
along with four lay nuns who will
cook and clean for him and his residence of Castel Gandolfo, 35 km South-Est from Rome, Thurs-
private secretary, Archbishop day, May 2.
Georg Ganswein. prayed together in the house's in a statement.
Francis and Benedict briefly private chapel, the Vatican said Concerns have N been raised







By Alessandro Spand the next day; excludes services, selected licensed departments, gift cards, restaurants, oumet ood & wine. The new account savings are limited to a tota of 100; appicaton must qual or immediate appether when rancs vis
saea of hi resignation, Bene- ied Benedictgs; the papal sum
Is the Vatican big enough for dict, now 86, ,aid he would Mer residence of Castel Gandolfo,
two popes? 'withdraw ito prayer" and live The two popes also have often
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI his final years "hidden from the spoken on the phone, according
will return to the Vatican today world." to the Vatican.
after having spent more than two Benedict's return vwill pres- Since his election on March 13, Pool Chemic
months at a summer residence ent the Vatica e imprec- Pope. Francis hgs given the papa- ..,
awaiting the completion of reno- edentd situation of a reig cy a distictly different style, such
vation work to a small convent pope and a retired pope livinga as the unprecedented washing of
where he will live. short distance from each other. the feet of young femnale inmates .
Benedict will return as he left And Benedict's personal secre- during Holy Week, and shunning
on Feb. 28, by helicopter, only tary, Archbishop Georg Gaens- the famous papal apartments in
this time the Vatican will be occu- wein, will move in with the former favor of a Vatican guest ouse.,
pied by Pope Francis, successor pope while le continues to serve Doctrinally, however, Francis
of Benedict, who retired. The Vat- as the prefect of the papal house7 hasso, far walked on the same
ican did not say whether Francis hold, charged4with maiaging the path as Benedict. He recently al- Vts
will be on hand to personally wel- schedule for Pope Francis. Bwee an atioto cnti
come him back. Benedict's second secretary, Al- ue on American nuns who have Vs
'He's an elderly man, weakened fred Xucreb, a altese priest, has not folluowed Vatican positions.
by age, but he has no'illness," also been-serving s a personal nThe s etigation was launched
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ter five Miami-Dade police officers, four of them white, were -
former Marine, Arthur McDuffie. Eighteen li.es were0lost,
curred to businesses in the Liberty City om nity. Todays









































many have forgotten the martyr who was the catalyst for the
SSriots. What remains arAC te scar s, both visible and hidden, as










































well as a community desperately in need of hope and help.
Some of the targeted white-owned businesses, like Sears,
cits *h y *at te t J.C. Penney and the Grand Way Supermarket, never re-* an

y turned aft. er being torched by angry citizens. But others have
made their way back into the community along 54th and











































62nd Streets and on Seventh and 27th Avenues. These busi-
nesses, including McDonald's, Game Stop, Metro PCS and0
Foot Locker, suggest that previtalization efforts have finally

The answer depends on whether you are speaking about
. oBlack-owned businesses and homes. Following the riots, Mi-











































ami received its share of national attention and significant
rebuilding dollars in the form of federal aid. B.dt some experts
* say th at most of the money went to white and Hispanic b usi
eess owners -- not Blacks. Today only a handful of, Black **
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Racquittal of his killers (the police) may have been the fusen
that lit the spark, but his story now exists solely as a foot-
note on the pages of life. For too many of us, his name signi-
fies nothing, thus we have forgotten why theriots.even took
..place. And that is indeed a travesty fr omas the philosophe

S ntayana wrote, "thos-e who ignore hi stor y are doomed


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S* I- of real assistance t re Riots T he tragic turn of events occurred af-
. **- ne * B arba *ra ter five Miami-Dade police officers, four of them white, wereha
Tht *ys* acquitted ofl al charges in the beatingoand death of the Black,
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comm- uy. It * t l manyt srhaveiforgotten jther tmartyre whowwas' th catalyst forthe
0irl * -r oi - .*"e *- riots. What remans are scars, both visible and hidden, as
.0 a .... a well as a community desperately in need of hope and help.
tio. *- w0 pi .** ocSome of the targeted white-owned businesses, like Sears,
- be*t h fte to -deth all, js *:ep. it offi. and J.C. Penney andthe Grand WaySupermarkethnevertre-
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a "re an n- I w ang t on nd * 62nd Streets and on Seventh and 27th Avenues. These busi-
de.n 00*s. i *m* *o* at -t e .p *ah ." Yo nesses, including McDonald's, Game Stop, Metro PCS and
Arthur A 0 a0 Drn the *t** o th **r l n ** Foot Locker, suggest thaturevitalightion efforts have finally
hu ndreds -i jud succeeded in Liberty City 1. right?
n .* *his motor.... on the morn- M* *i *c* *. The answer depends on whether you are speaking about
0 3 A * He .0 Black-ownedbusinesses and hoies. Follogntheiots, Mi-

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BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY 9A THE MIAMI TIMES, MAY 8-14, 2013


Attorneys seek to save senior arcades
By Nick Sortal dent of the Florida Arcade and guage in the legislation Fontaine added that it timeto close Gua tanamo B
Bingo Association, hired attor- and argue that there is all members of the ar- ISt ime cluantanamo day
The senior arcade industry ney Bruce Rogow of Fort Lauder- "no rational relation to cade association have Elspeth Reeve, The Oakland of even a military trial. As he 're-
isn't giving up. Attorneys filed dale to challenge the law. any legitimate state inter- closed their doors once ess t he House engage' ith Congress, Obama
a complaint recntly in Broward "He looked at it last week and est." Scott signed the bill. (Micpress conference Tuesday, should also recongress, Obamwn
press conference Tuesday, should also reconsider his own
Circuit Court, asking a judge for said he'd let us know. if there "For example, when the She could not confirm President Obama said he would decision to deny those detainees
an injunction that would was a case," she said. state says you can only reports that some ar- again press Congress to allow their day in court."
allow the arcades to con- The association's long- use a coin, not a dollar cades operated by non- the Guantanamo Bay detention Jamie Weinstein, The Daily
tinue doing business as time attorney, Michael bill or a card, what le- SCOTT members have remained center to be closed... Obama's Caller: "Now, perhaps some
they had before. Wolf of Fort Lauderdale, gitimate state interest are open. failure to get Gitmo closed is his of those remaining in Gitmo
The Florida Legislature said having Rogow take they trying to protect? Legislators moved to most famous broken campaign should be let go. In fact, many
earlier this month voted the case was encourag- What are they trying to. protect ban Internet cafes after Lt. Gov. promise from 2008. ... 'For a lot have been cleared for release.
to outlaw the state's In- ing. its citizens from?" Wolf said. Jennifer Carroll resigned be- of Americans the notion is out- But closing down Gitmo has no
ternet cafes and Miami- "He's probably one of The owners of two specific se- cause of her involvement with of-sight-out-of-mind, and it's bearing on figuring out how to
area maquinitas as well the top constitutional nior arcades Boardwalk in an Internet cafe business. In- easy to demagogue the issue transfer those prisoners. If you
as changing the arcade ROGOW lawyers in the country," Tamarac and Play it Again in ternet cafes sell Internet timre that's what happened the first get rid of Gitmo, you just have
rules to the point of ef- Wolf said. "For him to Davie are named as plaintiffs, and include free sweepstakes time this came up. I'm going to to find another prison, one likely
fectively putting them even take the case gives Those arcades are owned by Jay entries on devices that look like go back at it, because I think on U.S. soil. That doesn't sound
out of business. Gov. Rick Scott us hope that it has merit. I don't and Mitch Fisher, but the injunc- slot machines; senior arcades it's important,' Obama said. 'All appealing, not to American citi-
signed the bill'April 10, and it think he's in the habit of taking tion would apply to allsenior ar- are required to have machines of us should reflect on why, ex- zens and probably not to Gitmo
was to take effect immediately, cases that don't have merit." cades, Fontaine noted, including that have an application of skill, actly, are we doing this.' Yes, all prisoners since an alternate
Most venues have closed their Wolf said the case would ad- those operated by people who which protects them under Flor- of us. Because what has kept prison is unlikely to be as nice
doors, but Gale Fontaine, presi- dress what he called vague lan- chose not to join her association. ida's arcade amusement law. Gitmo open is a chain of, elected as Gitmo."
and appointed officials making Baher Azmy, The Daily
sure there's no way they can be Beast:" The Obama adminis-
blamed if the detainees there tration has attempted to shift
commit a crime in the future." blame ... onto Congress. It is
tt k is alow us o have hi since h ban talng Amy Davidson, The New true that Congress added un-
our voice reh a itte bit abou eq ityi29. Yorker: "A hundred (of a total necessary restrictions on the
Former Baltimore Ravens deeper to people who wouldn't "Theysaid go ahead and use 166) prisoners are taking part president's authority to trans-
reserve linebacker Brendon normall hear ur mesage our platfor," he said "And in the hunger strike at Guanta- fer detainees. ... (But) the presi-
Ayanbadejo called on profes-The36yearold Ayanbadejo not only did that make the namo now. ... Eighty-six prison- dent (has) the authority to waive
si Tesdayto saers have been cleared for release those restrictions. ... The most
stand up for marriage equality than f l and this was it. wonthe Super Bowl, but also ... many of them years ago now, direct limitation on his ability
ec e he id it is he ht "I hae a chance now to lp i's d exaple for other but have not been released. .. to successfully close the prison
Sso ny r peoplethan I tem in te N a well That leaves just 80. They are is self-inflicted: a ban on all
anadejtok his p- did wh inotbal" The roughly divided between those transfers to Yemen. ,... Imposed
port for Pgay marriage to South An open proponent oft gy mrriage being iegalized i t he administration says it might following an attempted attack
Florida, where his career ariage, Aanbadejo spoke Florida are sli. In 2008, 62 bestir itself to bring a case in 2009 by the so-called Under-
started with liami in 2003 in favor of it in Novem e percent of voters aproved a against someday, and those it wear Bomber, the moratorium
ad where he has lived for the fore rlandpassed a la al- state onstitutional amend acknowledges it doesn't have amounts to collective punish-
past decade. wing it, ard also p r to the m ba it and civil enough evidence against, but ment. based purely on where
We are calng on ever- Super Bowl He also recently unions. To overturn that finds somehow unsettling (to re- they happened to be born. Ul-
body across all spectrums of spoke at aally on the steps of amendment, the Republican- lease), and so is locking up any- timately, Obama's failure to
sp ortshe told a news c the Suprem Court. dominated Legisatue wou way. There are only six prison- close Guantanamo is due to an
ers who are now facing military absence of will, not an absence
ference in Fort Lauderdale, H e was ctt from the Ra- have to put a measure on the .
cs o commissions. of authoritoy.o
SBCounON AYANBADiLos Angelest Times, editorial: o Erik Kain, Mother Jones:
civil rights organization Equal- "We initially sugg a ted the roster to collect valid signatures L
Bltimore Rvens reserve li r "Guantanamo is a stain on this The only reason to keep Guan-
ity Florda. One of die group s move steumn from his con- from more tae 680,000 vot-
Cooperk th nation's reputation, not because tanamo Bay open is because
als is a lo ot eoro s p e t s of where it is located but because we're afraid, because we care
e ie ee iei pec y ked off o o ad to be ared the men held captive there are more about a false sense of
e state. us to hit a dem th te s rte t languishing in a legal limbo that security than we do about our
t would bejust as hopeless if they values and, dare I say it, our
Teachers lawsuit against merit pay law is dismissed were transplanted to American Constitution. Every ay we fail
Telawsuitled against m e t soil. Notwithstanding Obama's to close Gitmo down is a day we
By Leslie Postal "We're discouraged that the "We're very pleased with the teach. That violates the equal- comments about the un-Amer- admit that the terrorists have
court ruled against FEA mem- judge's decision," he said in an protection and due-process ican nature of indefinite deten- already won. It's a moral failing
A lawsuit by Florida's teach- bers," said Andy Ford, the email. "The winners here are clauses of the U.S. Constitu- tion, more than 40 inmates are we may not recover from for a
ers union over the merit-pay law union's president, in a state- teachers, parents and students tion, the lawsuit claims being held without the prospect very long time."
was dismissed today, with a cir- ment. "But there's nothing in who can work together in an at-
cuit. judge ruling .,tha 'sweeping the rulingthat prtvents, uws fri mosphere wherthe s ted a- ...
201 1alw did not violate teachers goimg tp cpurt t the future tars in the country can thrive."
constitutional rights,'. -: when specific' aspects of SB 736 Advocates of the merit-pay
Leon County Circuit Judge impairs our members' collective law argue it will help identify
John Cooper sided with state bargaining rights. and reward the state's best
officials and shut down.the law- "We believe that this has oc- teachers and help improve stu-
suit filed by the Florida Educa- curred already and will continue dent learning.
tion Association in his ruling is- to occur throughout the state as But many teachers, and their.
sued today. this flawed law is implemented." union, dislike it, arguing the
Cooper wrote that the merit- SB 736 was the merit-pay leg- state's test-score based evalua-
pay law does not prohibit collec- islation the Legislature passed, tion plan is unfair and unwork-
tive bargaining and, therefore, and Gov. Rick Scott signed, in able.
does not infringe on teachers' early 2011. The teachers union last month
collective bargaining rights, as Ford added that the union filed a separate legal challenge
spelled out in the Florida Consti- may appeal Cooper's ruling as in federal court over how the
tution. it still believes the law delegated merit-pay law ties teacher eval-
The lawsuit, filed in Septem- too much authority on teacher uations to student test score
bet, 2011 contended that the evaluations and salaries to the .data.
new law which overhauled Florida Department of Educa- That lawsuit argues the law
how Florida teachers are to be tion. unfairly resulted in riany teach-
evaluated, paid and promoted But Joe Follick, a spokesman ers' evaluations last year being
brought about changes that "col- for the department, said the rul- based on the test scores of stu-
lide" with that bargaining right ing was good news for Florida. dents or subjects they did not
Many children lose as much as two months

New tech may boost intensity forecasts of math and reading skills in summer,
By Ken Kaye On the other hand, Jeff Mas- its new tools will help.
ters, chief meteorologist of the "Particularly with the Penn Find a summer camp full of fun and leaming In The Chldrens stW Summer Program Gu de
The National Hurricane Cen- online Weather Underground State model, there appears to at any WInn Dixie Store In Maini-Dade County or online at thechlldrenstrust.org or call 2-1-1.
ter hopes some new techno- site, says intensity forecasts be a sizable improvement when
logical tools will significantly "can be improved significantly." we throw Doppler radar data
improve intensity forecasts, an For its part, the hurricane into it," Franklin said. FREE
area where it has struggled for center said it isn't particularly If the combination of Dop-
decades. concerned about paring its cur- pler radar and the new models Available
James Franklin, the center's rent average error of 10 mph clearly demonstrate intensity NOW
top hurricane specialist, said down to 5 mph when a storm is forecast advancements, then
he expects promising results a day out. the radar likely will be placed
this season from Doppler radar "You still have a general idea oriboard.Aii- Force Reserve WC-
mounted on some hurricane of what's coming," Franklin 130 turboprops, the primary
hunter aircraft. It can capture said. hurricane hunter reconnais-,
the structure bf much of a hur- Still, the center is optimistic sance aircraft, he said. .c
ricane's core.
Its information will be fed
into two new computer fore-
cast models, developed by Penn .
State and the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administra-
tion's Hurricane Research Di- THE
vision. Test runs already have
been encouraging.
But there is debate about
much progress is possible.
A University of Miami as-
sociate professor of meteorol- THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS
ogy and oceanography said he X
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able to consistently be on tar- The Children'sTrust
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10A THE MIAMI TIMES, MAY 8-14, 2013 BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY






OR MAYORAL AD g in North Miami remind merce, past president of the Key-
S' fr l tt h L. Pierre; and Lucie M. Tondreau. form. I've had doors o w stone Point Home Owners Asso-
SaaThose runiai ims st a of r in fr the ac an hav en od, a te cy of Miami I hosted se- Miami for the past 13 e ath as- ciation and a founding member
32 percent for whites. North lude the following: Dr e o r. Gwendoio i n Vt s d his Hispanics. Upon their arrivd scontract s and have behe elderly of thae Community Policing Co--
Miami has become a haven for lyn V. Boyd; Kevin Burns; Modira one is o different. People play adjustments had to be made by an providing foreclosure assis- mission. He lives in North Miami
upwardly mobile Haitiant d Escarment; Dr. Smith Joseph; the ramece card for their own gain all. Tensions were high but we tance and home repair programs. with his partner, Rob, of 25 years
lies, many of whom wanted to Jean Rodrigue Marcellus; Anna instead of focusing on their plat- eventually adapted. The same I've been managing my own suc- and their seven year-old daugh-
leave areas like Little Haiti where L. Pierre; and Lucie M. Tondreau. form. I've had doors slammed in happened when Haitians came to cessful medical clinic in North ter.
lve wThe Miami Times sent a list of my face and have been told, 'I am the city of Miami. I hosted sev- Miami for the past 13 years, "The main issues I will address
"Crime is at its lowest rate in questions to all of the candidates. not voting for any nigger." eral workshops and we managed have negotiated various major are job creation and the percep-
North Miami since 1983 and The answers that follow are from Dr. Gwendolyn V. Boyd is a to address our fears and con- contracts and have been active tion that North Miami is a pay-to-
we've also put significant dollars those who replied to our request. former police chief for the City of cerns. It was a huge challenge in on several boards and com- play city. I will revamp the build-
into public education so that our Lucie Tondreau, who has gar- North Miami and reduced crime but we did it. North Miami will be mittees for the North Miami gov- ing department to make it easier
children can be better prepared nered the endorsement of Pierre, to one of its all-time lows dur- just fine. Sometimes we need to ernment. I plan to create a plat- for new or existing businesses to
for college Pierre said. "But has been a community advocate ing her tenure. She established just put ourselves in the other's form where community leaders invest in North Miami which in
yes, there is a problem between for the past 28 years, has volun- the still-running FACT [Families shoes. It goes both ways." and residents of all ethnic and turn will create new jobs. I was
the East Side [the more affluent teered with a number of grass- Against Crime Together] Festival Dr. Smith Joseph was born. racial backgrounds may voice twice elected mayor [2005-2009]
section east of Biscayne Boule- roots organizations, is the recipi- which focused on crime preven- in Saint-Louis-du-Nord, Haiti, their opinions and concerns with 55 percent of the vote. I was
vard where more whites reside] ent of the Claire-Heureuse Award tion and education and has man- where he completed his elemen- about all issues regarding gov- the mayor for everyone. During
and the West Side [an area that and is a mother of three. aged large staffs and budgets, tary and preparatory studies. In ernment actions. My motto is my two terms I built' four new
has the largest concentration of "I believe that in order for the particularly in her stead as the 1979, he and his family left Haiti Together, we all win.' Racial is- schools, reduced taxes, lowered
Haitians]," he said. "Blacks have City to grow we need to attract former vice-president for student to settle in Miami. He earned doc- sues divide a community we crime, and reorganized many
given me respect and shown hve businesses by giving them tax services at Florida International torates in pharmacy from FAMU need to focus on our strengths. departments with city govern-
great love. But it's been just incentives and making the build- Ufiversity. and osteopathic medicine from We can capitalize on our ethnic ment. There was never a hint
great love. But it's been just
the opposite for many whites ing and zoning department more "I would restore the public's Nova Southeastern. He is active diversity which is a tremendous of corruption during that time.
And it's interesting that the friendly and give preference first trust and confidence by hav- in his community, has received resource that can be instrumen- Many of the tensions are being
only time you hear talk about to our residents. We need to im- ing integrity and transparency a host of awards and is married tal to the overall success of our created by a few in power. The
a secession movement is when plement a policy of first prefer- in all operations and business with three children. City." more they claim of discourse, the
there's a Black mayor in power. ence for North Miami residents, dealings. We also need to assist "My platform focuses on job more influence they believe they
We are way overdue for having As mayor, I would continue to families with finding employment creation by promoting a busi- Kevin Burs graduated from have. There is some simmering
a serious conversation about focus on development, open a and help with new skills develop- ness-friendly environment to Miami Edison High School and of resentment toward the Haitian
race. But to do that we need satellite police station on the ment for youth. I have 37 years of attract and encourage major Miami Dade College. He is a for- leadership from the white, His-
both sides to be willing to com- west side and expand the after serving, protecting and educat- businesses to invest in our com- mer North Miami mayor and the panic and Black communities as
promise." school program for our youth. It's ing diversified communities with munity with a priority of employ- former chairman of the Greater to the way they addressed non-
encouraging that North Miami tremendous success. What is oc- ing city residents, enhancing North Miami Chamber of Com- Haitian issues."



Will Dolphins remain in South Florida? ,
STADIUM approval, but' they may have Dan Marino, Bob Griese and ;
continued from 1A burned that bridge with their Jason Tayl lo lbbying on their
criticism of House Speaker behalf, arguing voter approval 'e
scaled-down renovation. Will Weatherford, who killed would significantly strengthen
The Dolpihins say they're the plan by not putting it up Miami's Super Bowl bid.
already heavily in debt and for a vote. Miami has hosted the Super
one of the NFL's most lever- Bowl 10 times, most recently
aged teams, making upgrades WILL ROSS MOVE OR in 2010, and league owners
impossible without taxpayer PAY FOR UPGRADES? love the destination. But the
help. Without legislative approv- Dolphins say the multipur-
't don't think there is a clear al, the Dolphins were unable pose stadium can't compete
alternative at this point," said to go forward with a planned with more modern NFL coun-
chief executive officer Mike May 14th referendumn on the terparts.
Dee. "I don't think there is a issue in Miami-Dade County. Joe Robbie built the sta-
road to a Plan B without leg- The team had sought up to dium with his own money
islative action in Tallahassee. $289 million from an increase for $115 million, and former
Ross, 72, hasn't indicated in the county hotel tax and up owner Wayne Huizenga spent
any desire to bring aboard to $90 million in state sales $250 million on renovations
a co-owner to help finance a tax rebates. The bill would in 2007. The latest improve-
stadium project. He hasn't have also allowed other pro- ments envisioned included c
threatened to move the Dol- fessional sports teams in Flor- adding about 3,600 seats
phins -and it's unlikely the ida to compete for a share of close to the field, along with
league would abandon South state tax dollars. a partial canopy roof to shield
Florida, with several NFL The referendum outcome fans from sun and rain. Now r c .
franchises in smaller markets was uncertain, with opponents those plans are in limbo.
more logical candidates for complaining the plan consti- This is still raw," Dee said. -PhotocourtesyTeekay
relocation to Los Angeles or tuted corporate welfare. The "He [Ross] loves this team. OVERTOWN CELEBRATES: Residents, supporters and members of the St. John CDC mark
Selsewhere. Dolphins had already spent He loves the community. But the opening of new housing.
The Dolphins could try millions in campaign money, long-term, the prospects are
again next year for legislative with such former players as uncertain." Affordable housing boom

Neighbor goes to rescue of abducted women
SAMARITAN Police have not said how the there are three more girls up Seen in Overto n com m unity
continued from 1A women were found, but neigh- there. And that's when Gina
bors said they heard cries for DeJesus [came out] and they HOUSING was awarded an NSP grant of amenities that they do in
Health Medical Center said help coming from a house, and brought two more girls out." continued from 1A in the amount of $898M. Un- Brickell and there's no rea-
tonight that the women were when they went to investigate On a 911 call released to- der the terms of the grant, all son why we can't look just as
safe and that the hospital was kicked open the door of the night Berry can be heard ask- ribbon cutting, of the money had to be used nice," Aluko added.
evaluating their medical needs home to get the women out. ing.police for help. The new St. John Village within a three-year period or City Commissioner Michelle
and how long theyll stay. The Neighbor Charles Ramsey "Hello police help me I'm apartments, located at 1410 be returned to the federal gov- Spence-Jones said, "Until
spokesman confirmed that the said that he was eating at Mc- Amanda Berry," she said in the NW 1st Avenue and 1731/41 ernment. According to Aluko, Overtown gets right, no other
women are in fair condition at Donald's when he heard a girl call. "I've been kidnapped and NW 1st Court, are SJCDC's the group actually spent 102 parts of Miami will be able to
the moment. screaming. I've been missing for 10 years second and third projects percent of the money the get right."
"This isn't the ending we "I look and I see this girl and I'm here. I'm free now completed due to the NSP additional funds, referred to "After decades of neglect,
usually get," Maloney said. and she's just going nuts on I've been in the news for the grant that they secured in a as program income, being I believe that Overtown is fi-
"We're very happy, very hap- the door so, I'm like, 'What's last 10 years ... with Gina." competitive bid in 2010. But generated primarily from ten- nally getting its fair share,"
py." your problem? If you're stuck, Berry disappeared at age they have four other afford- ant rents as properties be- she said. "But you can't do it
just open the door.' She said 16 on April 21, 2003, the day able housing projects that are came available to the public. without partnerships at the
KIDNAPPERS can't, they got it locked," he before her 17th birthday. She under construction and are "Later this year, SJCDC local, state and federal levels.
TAKEN INTO CUSTODY said. Ramsey said that their had called her sister to say she scheduled for completion by will break ground on another It's exciting to see our people
Police confirmed that one of attempt to pry the door open was getting a ride home from the end of this summer. The multi-family affordable hous- taking back their community.
the men taken into custody failed, so he and his neighbor her job at a Burger King. About cost to build these units is ing development St. John Overtown is slowly becoming
is 52-year-old Ariel Castro. kicked open the bottom. a year later, DeJesus, who was estimated at $8M with a total Overtown Plaza which will destination transformation."
Police have not released the "Luckily . it was alumi- 14 at the time, disappeared on of 120 new units now or soon be the first of four major proj- "This project was made pos-
names of Castro's brothers num, it was cheap," he said, her way home from school. being available for occupancy. ects that well be spearheading sible because of stimulus
but said they were 50 and 54 "And she climbed out with her Knight, who was 21 at the Adding the the 1410 and 1731 within the next 14 months. money that President Obama
years old. Chargers were ex- daughter . She went to my time she disappeared, was projects brings the total to ap- Our goal is to take a leading made available to communi-
pected to come within the next house, we called 911. When last seen leaving her cousin's proximately $12M. role in housing development ties like ours," said Congress-
36 hours. the police got here, she said house on Aug. 23, 2002. "These two new projects will and to cater to the needs of woman Frederica Wilson. "I
serve as the eastern gateway our own community. We real- have participated in a number
Ex-Panther A ssata Shakur on FB I list into Overtownandwillsignifi- ize that places like Overtown of ribbon cuttings recently and
cantly help us in converting were not included in the eco- am excited every time. We are
LIST tral and Soutlh Amer- Obama administra- images of blight and impover- nomic housing boom. But helping Blacks find homes,
continued from 1A ica to win friends and tion's Department of ishment that are more often we're determined to get our move towards employment
court political sup- Homeland Security, associated with our commu- fair share." and therefore helping them to
Sudan and Syria. Cuba has port. told the Los Angeles nity," said Ola Aluko, SJCDC Dr. Nelson Adams, III, reduce the federal deficit by
been on this list since 1982. I see no coinci- Times. "Yes, Cuba president and CEO. "We got to SJCDC chairman of the board, paying their taxes."
According to the State Depart- dence in the fact that does a lot of bad this point because we joined says the new units are anoth- "When we work together, we
ment, countries that make the FBI decided to things that we don't forces with the Miami-Dade er example of"good work done can do anything we set our
this list are "determined by add Shakur to the .like, but it doesn't NSP Consortium, had lead- by and for God's people." minds to," said SJCDC board
the secretary of State to have terrorists list at the rise to anything on ers with vision and worked to- "Since the founding of member Dr. Edwin Demeritte.
repeatedly provided support same time the State the level of a terrorist gether for the good of several SJCDC in 1985, we have seen "These new homes are prime
for acts of international ter- Department contin- threat," she added. Black communities in Miami- some good times and some examples of responding to the
rorism." But there has been ued to brand Cuba ASSATA Just as the FBI's Dade County." bad but today is an example needs of the community."
no credible proof that Cuba as a state sponsor of SHAKUR COINTELPRO used Members of the Consortium of what can happen when you But longtime Overtowrn resi-
has supported terrorism in terrorism. misinformation in include:. SJCDC; New Urban develop positive relationships dent, Agnes Rolle Morton, per-
recent years. "We ought to reserve that an attempt to destroy some Development; Opa-locka CDC; and have committed workers," haps summarized the events
In fact, Cuba stopped send- term for nations that actu- Black organizations and cre- Little Haiti Housing; Carrfour he said. "This property was in of the day best.
ing weapons and soldiers ally use the apparatus of ate a false reality about oth- Supportive Services, the City foreclosure and was a drug "It's hard to say how happy
abroad to support leftist statehood to support target- ers, the bureau's effort to of North Miami; and Neighbor- haven. Now it's been rehabbed and proud I am today but
causes long ago. The com- ing of U.S. interests and ci- recast Shakur as an interna- hood Housing Services. and is adding to the beauty of I remember Overtown when it
munist government now vilians," Juliette Kayyem, a tional terrorist should be seen this neighborhood." was at its -height and I believe
sends thousands of doctors Harvard lecturer who is a for what it is: proof that the NUTS AND BOLTS "There's no reason why we that the future is bright. Over-
throughout Africa and Cen- former senior officials in the FBI has gone rogue again. In 2010, the Consortium can't offer the same kinds town will rise again."




BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY 11A THE MIAMI TIMES, MAY 8-14, 2015



Florida Black Dems elect new state officers

Now seek to increase membership and prepare for 2014

governor's race
By D. Kevin McNeir SHIFTING THE POWER
kmcneir@miamitimesonline.com TO A NEW REGIME
Dorothy Jackson has lived in
Former Congresswoman Carrie Miami for 45 years. She joins
Meek remembers her early days the new slate of state officers as
in Florida politics when there the secretary but has previously
were just a handful of Black pol- served as the Caucus's president
iticians representing the State's [2000-2003].
67 counties. It was shortly after "We have had some good times
Miami had erupted in a three- and some bad," she said. "When
day siege now known as the I served as president we were
McDuffie Riots, she says, when in receivership and the Florida
Morris W. Milton, "a man before Democratic Party had revoked
his time," invited Black elected our state charter. Now you have
officials to unite in the efforts of MAYOR DAISY BLACK a combination of young and
increasing their political power old serving at the state level. I
for fellow Black Democrats. The representative at the time, also agreed to serve again as a state
result was the Democratic Black joined the group as one of its officer because you need a mix- -Photo courtesy Louis C. Ward
Caucus of Florida [DMCF] charter members. ture of experience to effectively NEWLY-ELECTED: State officers for the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida include: Francine
founded in 1983. Meek was one "You could count us on two or get things done. I would like Garcia, Dorothy Jackson, LaVonne W. Grayson, Lydia Hudson and Henry Crespo, Sr.
of the group's charter members. three hands," he said. "We rep- to think that I can bring some
"Morris was a consummate resented different levels of gov- guidance to the caucus as we go
leader and he was always will- ernment: State legislators, com- about our goal of rebuilding." El Portal Mayor Daisy Florida, I think it will be the Caucus.
ing to take on issues that were missioners and school board Jackson [representing Miami- Black by a significant a plus for our organiza- Former state representa-
members. But there weren't margin in the recent tion." tive and a Caucus member in
Senough of us in positions with- elections and replaces Volusia County, Joyce Cusack,
in our various levels of govern- former president, Dr. MEEK AGREES agrees.
ment. So we formed a caucus Bruce Miles. "It's time for Blacks to "All of the new officers come
from our collective groups. But Miles declined com- begin reaching across with solid credentials and that's
S we were all Democrats. You have ment about his six-year the table to Cubans, what we need," she said. "See-
to remember that there weren't tenure or the direction Haitians and others ing a representative from the
any single member districts ei- of the organization. in efforts to find com- Democratic Party at our elec-
ther at the state or local level of According to docu- MEEK mon ground," she said. tions [vice president Annette
government. That was our main ments obtained from "When you operate un- Tadeo-Goldstein] means the
goal and we were successful." the Caucus, there are now 15 der a bond of togetherness, you party is taking us seriously. If
Now, some 30 years later, the chapters in the State with three will always win." we're going to take back the gov-
DBCF has elected a new slate others going through the cer- Logan says the key is not al- ernor's mansion we have to get
DR. BRUCE MILES of state officers and is making DR. PRESTON MARSHALL tification process. In January, lowing the Democratic Party to organized now."
strides towards increasing its membership had dwindled to take Blacks for granted. "We have to keep the member-
important to Blacks," Meek membership to more respect- Dade County] is joined by the 147, representing seven chap- "No matter who serves as the ship push going and maintain
added. "He was a bright man ful numbers. But more than following:, Henry Crespo, Sr., ters. Today the membership has president, the Democratic Black this new wave of energy," Cre-
and he could come up with so- anything, the new officers of president [Miaii-Dade County]; increased to 370. Caucus needs to make sure that spo said. "I think we can really
lutions like no one else I have the DBCF say the plan to have Lydia Hudson, first vice-presi- "I know that some have been other Democrats respect us and be effective if we work together
known. Remember that in those a voice as the Democratic Party dent [Hillsborough County]; La- critical of a Black group having listen to us we have our own and share all of our collective
days there was no Congressio- readies itself for a potentially Vonne W. Grayson, second vice- a president that is of mixed her- specific needs and issues." gifts. We hope to bring some
nal Black Caucus. We leaned on grueling battle for the Gover- president [Seminole County]; itage [Crespo is a Black Cuban] "We are going to get our piece new initiatives that will benefit
each other for support." nor's mansion in next year's and Francine Garcia, treasurer but given the influence of Span- of the pie," said Dr. Preston Blacks throughout the State of
Willie Logan, who was a state election. [Lake County]. Crespo defeated ish in Florida, especially South Marshall, a longtime member of Florida."



FAMU alumni national convention set

Miami Times staff report hosts," said Gregory Clark, first -NAA is to promote the continu-
S vice president for the M s te :ive in up
Le Florida hA& iyrsity and convention, chaian, If to ffet nt4 m t n
National Alumi Association has invite theentire FAMU jommun on behalf of and for the general
planned an exciting agenda that ty to come and meet the officers welfar e of FAMU as an educa-
will include a town hall meet- of FAMU National Alumni Asso- tional institution of higher learn-
ing and student recruitment fair ciation, the current university ing. With more than 60 chapters
during its 2013 FAMU National administration and fellowship located throughout the country,
Alumni Convention. The conven- with Rattlers from across the the FAMU-NAA has provided
tion will be held May 16-18, in country. It is imperative that we more than $1 million in scholar-
Fort Lauderdale. Guest speakers get involved and play an integral ship money and other financial
and friends of the university will role in the future of the National support to FAMU.
inspire Rattlers to embrace the Alumni Association and our illus- Full convention rates:
convention them: "Transitioning trious university." Late/On-site Registration -
Into A New Era With Unified Pur- $350
pose." NAA CONVENTION Student Registration $150
The FAMU-NAA National University [Interim] President Single Day Registration -
Alumni Convention Committee Larry Robinson's fundraising (Thursday, Friday or Saturday)
has worked diligently to orches- brunch is scheduled for May 18 $150
trate a high quality, informative as well as the state of university Full registration includes wel-
and enjoyable convention. The address. FAMU's new head foot- come reception, life members
three-day event filled with its ball coach will also be introduced, breakfast, NAA president's lun-
workshops and activities will re- followed by a town hall meeting cheon, university president's -Photo AFP/Getty mages
ignite, renew and reenergize the to discuss the university's future. fundraising brunch and A Lu The Pentagon
"Ole Rattler" spirit. Attendees will The convention will also include "wow" South Florida Style.
have the opportunity to recon- a marketplace, Rattler Roundup The public can purchase tick-
nect with friends and classmates Alumni Social, Young Alumni ets to several events on the Mr y Sex a ssa u lt m o n ito
while taking pleasure in the Social and NAA President'sLun- FAMU-NAA Convention website.
many offerings of South Florida. cheon. For convention news, hotel in-
"We are excited that the Florida In an effort to foster a spirit of formation and to register online,
Region along with the Broward loyalty, fraternity and scholar- visit http://www.famualumni-
County Chapter will serve as our ship, the mission of the FAMU- convention.com.
By Tom Vanden Brook tary court's sexual assault
conviction of fight pilot Lt.
WASHINGTON The Air Col. James Wilkerson be-
South Florida casinos' revenue jumps 12 percent Force, which has been rocked- cause Franklin said he found
by a sexual abuse scandal at the accused officer and his
By Nick Sortal Miller said. to the casinos, they say. its major training base, suf- wife more credible than the
Each other: Florida's hyper- Their pari-mutuel commit- fered another embarrassment alleged victim. Franklin's de-
When. slot machines began competitive market often has ment: Jai-alai frontons have to Monday with the revelation cision outraged members of
spinning at South Florida pari- casinos chasing after each oth- pay players, and track owners that its chief sexual assault Congress.
mutuels back in 2006, some er's patrons. This is especially must maintain their horses or t tit ie a arst DesS
expected gobs of cash to roll in. true in poker, where players dogs. Magic City Casino VP Izzy prevention officer was arrest- Defense Secretary Chuck
And while the casinos are turn- caravan from one card room to Havenick said his dog racing ed over the weekend for alleg- Hagel has spoken with Air
ing over healthy amounts to the another, based on who has the operations in Miami and Naples edly groping a woman. Force Secretary Michael Don-
state ($143 million in slot taxes biggest high-hand jackpot pro- operated at a $6.5 million loss Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, ley about the matter and "ex-
last fiscal year), all agree that motion. last year, and few young people 41, was arrested and charged pressed outrage and disgust
the industry hasn't been as ro- "I've never seen crazier pro- are interested in the pari-mutu- with sexual battery Sunday LT. COL. JEFFREY KRUSINSKI over the troubling allegations
bust as expected. motions in poker than I have els. after he allegedly grabbed the charged with sexual battery and emphasized that this
Leaders at five South Florida here," said Casino Miami Jai- "I haven't seen a new pari- woman's breasts and but- matter will be dealt with swift-
horse tracks, dog tracks and Alai President Dave Jonas, who mutuel customer in five years," tocks. When Air Force spokesman. He took ly and decisively," Pentagon
jai-alai frontons spoke Tuesday ran Philadelphia Park Casino. he said. he attempted the post in February. press secretary George Little
about their challenges during "We've just ruined that prod- Since 2011, they have asked to grope her : Krusinski could not be said in a statement Monday.
the Florida Gaming Congress at uct." The bright spot, they say, the state for "decoupling," i.e., again, she -reached for comment Mon- Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif.,
the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & is that more people are visiting eliminating the requirement fought him day. who has been critical of the
Casino in Hollywood. casinos as more open. that pari-mutuels have a re- off arid called Gen. Mark Welsh, the Air Air Force response to sexual
"I think you've seen growth quired number of performances police, ac- Force chief of staff, has said assault, said Monday she was
Among their woes: as the new pari-mutuels have to keep their casino licenses. In cording to the the service has a zero-toler- appalled by the latest allega-
The economy: Business is come on board," said Dan Ad- a rare agreement with the dog police report ance policy for sexual assault. tions.
down this year, partially be- kins, CEO of Mardi Gras Casino racing industry, members of police report. exual assault t n
cause of end of the 2 percent in Hallandale Beach. GREY2K USA, a nonprofit or- HAGEL
Bush payroll tax cuts, which South Florida's diverse en- ganization aimed at eliminating did not know place in our Air Force," Welsh me literally sick to my stom-
gave people more disposable in- tertainment landscape: "South dog racing, also supports de- Krusinski, said Dustin Stern- said. "We live in a culture of ach," Speier told USA TODAY.
come. Some racinos are down Florida has competition I didn't coupling. Adkins predicted dog beck, an Arlington County Po- respect." "How many more reasons do
double-digit percentages com- understand until I got here," racing would be extinct in 10 lice spokesman. The Air Force has been deal- we need to take cases of rape
pared to last year. Others see Jonas said. "Now it's the boat years. Krusinski is the chief of the ing with other sex abuse cas- and sexual assault out of the
the federal government's re- show, Calle Ocho festival or the The Seminole Indians: As they Air Force Sexual Assault Pre- es. At its entry-level training chain of command?"
peated bickering (fiscal cliff, se- South Beach Wine & Food Fes- have often stated, the pari-mu- vention and Response branch facility at Lackland Air Force Welsh and Donley are
questration, etc.) and custom- tival. It's walking out of the door tuel leaders complain that their at the Pentagon. Base in Texas, more than 30 scheduled to testify this
ers simply aren't letting loose of with half a dozen options every 35 percent slot tax hamstrings Krusinski has been re- instructors were accused sex- morning before the Senate
their dollars, said Austin Miller, day." To that end, some casinos their ability to reinvest in their moved from his job while his ually abusing trainees. Armed Services Committee
president of Calder Casino and have muscled up on their mu- product; the Seminoles pay an case is being investigated, This year, Lt. Gen. Craig and will likely be asked about
Race Course in Miami Gardens. sic and comedy offerings, which estimated 12 percent on their said Lt. Col. John Dorrian, an Franklin overturned a mili- the Krusinski incident.
"People are scared," "brings a different set of faces" revenues.




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Anthon White far right) is n gi W
whot raphe Nith his parents
.Funny girl shows

churchgoers a new

side to Christianity

'Church gurl' debuts show during
,B. F Mother's Day weekend

By Malika A. Wright
,mwright@miamitimesonline.com
A man fell out of his chair laughing, making a reality of the
S1 wB: Javares "PooWee" Grifin is smilii loosely-used phrase "rolling on the floor." Being inside of a
gah. He was ht by a car at thae ntof church didn't stop the man'fron having a good time, as Lina
"Church Gurl Gone Wild" Davis, a local Christian comedienne
SC: Desm ond Fincher, son of Tayna Fincter. He was told a few jokes at a pastor's appreciation ceremony, a couple
shot and killed at the age of 17. of months ago.
hanae Beacham "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activ-
ity under the heavens.. a time to weep and a time to laugh,"
S Davis says, at the start of each of her performances, quoting
Ecclesiastics 3:4.
SAnd based off of her past featured performances, Davis'
debut show at Sweet Home Mission-
ary Baptist Church on May 10
Sshare p i of ,loga a child to violence at 7:30 p.m., will be a "time
Share pain of losing a child violence to laugh." Davis, an advent
churchgoer who has been
By Malika A. Wright into his home and shot him, while other times when she's shopping and in church all of her life,
mwright@miamitimesonline.com entering his home. The robber was clothes remind her of her son, and views her comedy as her
only 14 years old, she wonders if he would have liked ministry.
Every time Arleen White hears of White said, she can't get over losing them. She quoted Psalms 2:4
another murder of a young person in her son, she is merely able to deal "It's not a grief that you would saying, "let everything
the neighborhood. It takes her back with it a little better." It was only a wish on your worst enemy," she said, that has-breath praise
to 10 years ago, when she was in th week ago, whenshe cried while think- about the death of Anthony. him."
same predicament as that child's ing about Anthony, who would have Anthony was a "good kid," who "This is another form of
mother, and she was "robbed" of her been 25 had he still been alive today. didn't get in trouble in school and praising him. He gave us the
15-year-old son, Anthony White. She wondered what he would be do- never got suspended. He was apart gift of laughter, so why not share
Anthony was in the comfort of his ing with his life at this point in time, of the football team at Miami North- it with the one who gave it to u
own home at 1 a.m. on an earlier had he still been 'alive. Would he have western Senior High. Although : she said.
March morning, when a robber broke had his own family by now? There are Please turn to VIOLENCE 2B Davis believes God gave
her "ex-ray vision to see
beyond what typically
takes place at church"
Beauty pageant and "to see the hu-
mor of what's going
Slon in some of the
services."
changes lives of In iscomedy
In her comedy
line-up, some of her
S jokes compares and
: tcontrasts different
: gchurch denomina-
Contest brings community together : tions, some mention
Contest br gs commu ty together the differences between
the traditional worshipper
By Malika A. Wright competing for Miss Overtown Please turn to DAVIS 2B
mwright@miamitimesonline.com USA and between the ages
of 14-16 competing for Miss
And the new Miss Overtown Teen Overtown USA all at-
USA 2014 is . drumroll tend church, school or have Church finds a ne
please. once lived in the Overtown Cr fts a
church for 10 years, -and his
The Miss Overtown USA and community. Celebrating moving church for 10 years, and his
Miss Teen Overtown USA pag- In preparation for the com- mocongregation are grateful that
eant on May 11 at 5p.m. will petition, the girls have attend- : to a their church has recently
not only be a beauty pageant, ed workshops every Saturday, moved into
it will also be a night of hope, where they were trained in Bi Malika A. Wright newer location has allowed
transformation and healing, etiquette, self-esteem, health mwright@miamitiesonnecom them to have more activities
according to Martha Whisby- awareness, interviewing skills,t the
Wells, the director of the pag- public speaking and make-up : The children at Living Word sist them in fulfilling their
eant. application. Girls between the Christian Center Intrnia-! mission in helping people im-
"It is more than just crown- ages of 6-13, who have been ional are now able to lear prove their relationship with
ing these girls," she said. "It's named the Miss Overtown Lit- more about God at children's Godand their fellow man. The
healing [them]. Our girls need tle Sisters, also attended the church, while the deacons, church is located at 4855 NW
it. To me it is a ministry." workshops and will be recog- pastors and other church 183rd Ave.
The- participants who nized at the event. Miss Overtown USA 2012 (center) poses with Miss Sunny leaders now have a consistent "Now that we have our own
are among the ages of 18-20, Please turn to PAGEANT 3B Isles Beach USA 2012 (right) and Miss Miramar 2012.(left). location to go for meetings building, it makes things a lot
throughout the week. It may easier," Felton said
seem like common and, in- "'The church plans on incor-
significant activities to some, porating more activities in the
Everyone has A M easure of Faith" but the addition f thesefe fture, including a few exer-
: at the Living Word Christian recent events was their Fam-
By Jimmie Davis, Jr International Center. ily and Friends Day which oc-
Rev. Willie' cured last Saturday at Carol
What is a Christian sup- : Felton, senior City Park. At the event,
posed to do for entertainment? o pastor of the Please turn to FELTON 3B
Practically every time you turn E. .er n
the television on or go to the
movies, just about every epi-
sode has sexual overtures,
pandemonium or someone be-
ing riddled with buliets?
Well for starters you can do
what Dalas L. Davis, 35, did
and create your own film pro-
duction company that gener-
ates full-length feature movies
about Christian values to en-
tertain, teach and spiritually
uplift his audience.
"I was just so tired of see-
ing Christ and Christian mor-
als being poorly reflected in
the movies and I wanted to do
something about it," said Da-
vis, Founder of Fishers of Men -Photo by Ronald E. Hayes
Entertainment Group during On the Red carpet during the premiere of"A Measure of Faith" Dalas L. Davis (I-r),
the South Florida screening Stacy Ross, Xan Sebastian Manning, Derrick Dixon and Jimmie Davis, Jr.
of "A Measure of Faith" at the
Hollywood Central Performing the spotlight as actors. basketball player who's faith is and redemption."
Arts Center. "There isn't much Davis not only co-wrote tested as he meets many ad- Many young Black men in
that's good these days in fam- the movie along with Sean versities, the community look up to their
ily entertainment." Kinchlow, but he also pro- '"Paul's faith is being tested older brother for encourage- :
Spike Lee did it and so did duced it and a did a first-rate as he goes through some un- ment but in the movie, Der-
Tyler Perry wrote their mov- job as the lead actor portray- fortunate events," Davis said. rick Dixon, 24, plays the part :
ies and cast themselves into ing Paul Porter, a professional "The movie is about love, hope Please turn to FAITH 5B




2B THE MIAMI TIMES, MAY 8-14, 2013 THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER

Faith church sends wrong message The Lord's
By Christine Brennan morning, Butler sent another ler has politely chosen not to Tem ple
tweet. reveal it. Now that is one un-
Former Green Bay Packers "Wow, I was schedule(d) to usual church. Say this for that The Lord's Temple Embassy
safety LeRoy Butler sent out a speak at a church in WI, and congregation: It must make life of Praise invites you to come
simple tweet last Monday after- a member said that the pastor so much easier when you don't celebrate Jesus with us in our
noon: "Congrats to Jason Col- wants to cancel my event, I said have to concern yourself with chapel of the Hadley Davis Fu-
lins." It wasn't evetl a full tweet. ok why?" all that "Do unto others" stuff. neral Home, 2321 NW 62 Street.
It was more of a quick, kind, And another. In later tweets, Butler said, "I Our service starts at 10:45
electronic nod to a man in an- "Then I was told, because I have received an apology from a.m.
other sport who had made a big said congrats to Jason Collins the church, but mainly thank-
personal decision that became on twitter. I said really? we have ing me for not releasing the PASTOR TORACE AND
public that day. a contract, he said check the church name, (to) me that's not FIRST LADY ALICE POOLE
One would think that some- moral (clause)" important." He finished with
one saying something nice "FYI the fee was 8500$, then I two words: "So sad."
about a fellow human being was told if i removed the tweet, We have learned a lot about a M others Day Extravaganza
would be seen in a positive light and apologize and ask god for- few so-called religious people in Day xtr v
by almost anyone in this chal- giveness, I can have the event, JASON COLLINS the past few days. Many of us Wimberly Sister Outreach Bells, Gospel Angles,
lenging, sometimes hate-strewn I said no." JASON COLLINS were raised in a church. I was. are sponsoring a Mothers Day Spiritualets, Minister Singers,
world of ours. In particular, you The story of Jason Collins' simple act of kindness appar- So was Butler, and he had the Extravaganza 3 p.m., Sunday, Soul Seekers, UBH male
would guess that those who run announcement that he is gay ently sickened those who would good sense to quote his mother May 12 at Holy Cross M.B. Chorus, Heavenly Angles and
our churches and other hous- has given us one clearly identi- be the first to tell us they are to sum it all up: Church, 1'555 NW 93 Terr. many many more.
es of worship would especially fiable, courageous and historic preaching the word of God. We can guess what the par- On program The Wimberly Bring your mother out for a
appreciate the kindness of one figure. That's Collins. It also That's Butler. ents of that church were trying Sisters, C Lord C's, Golden big treat. No Admission.
man toward another. has revealed at least one un- This Wisconsin church re- to shield their children from:
Then, early last Wednesday intentional hero, a man whose mains unnamed because But- Please turn to MESSAGE 3B
Comedienne lights up church
Mothers recount memories of their slain children mteril comes
DAVIS material comes from real life ex-
VIOLENCE she said. continued from 1B periences.
She is expecting a mixed audi-
continued from 1B He was shot and killed in
2006, and since his death, and the contemporary worship- ence of different denominations
sometimes White still becomes Brown has become an. outspo- per and others identify the mis- .and cultures. She hopes that the
angry while thienking of her son ken has becomne andvoate ad construing of Bible verses. show will bring unity amongst
being murdered, she stil knows public speaker.preachers the"body of Christ" and also
bei n g m rd e r e d ,s h e sti ll........[w a n t to ] s a y b u t th e y c a n 't Rh eal i n g .
that it's important to stay strong She started Violence Inter- [antto] say buttheycan't- heaing.
for her other eight children. vention and Prevention Ser- during their sermons," one lady Laughter is free and it is the
She said in order for her and vices, Inc., an organization that said in regards to Davis' perfor- best medication you can take
mance. in life," she said. "The more we
her husband to hold the family responds to the mothers and mance, in life," she sai. "he more we
together, they stay firm, show- families who have been affected At that particular service, Da- laugh the more we heal."
ing love and attention. by violence. vis had joked about a churchgoer The show will also .include
The hurt that she has ex- \ She said she was able to have who had screamed throughout performances by Jocelyn "Sister
erienced with the lost of her peace and move forward be- the church service, when the Jay" Williams, another comedi-
son has encouraged her to cause of her faith in God and pastor preached. an; Minister Trulia Thompson, a
Sh encoule iraged hseer to h f heing other families and The, churchgoer responded songstress; and it will be hosted
get iolencved into several anti- She added that some of the saying "I'm his cheerleader. He by Pastor Keith "Master Blaster"
violence campaigns through- .She added that some of the needs me," which made everyone Akins.
out the community, join forces most powerful movements were needs me," which made e ne Akins.
with other mothers who have created because of a de laugh. Davis would like attendeesto
lost their children and start a such as the death of Jesus. Some of the things that Davis know that "it is OK to laugh and
scholarship fund in honor of rown said she grieved with addresses could be offensive to have a good time, especially in
s chlarship fud in hn o C mrown, saish grievee withnd Co
Anthony. her other three children so some people if it were not men- the house' of the Lord." ,
tioned in a humorous manner. "I'm given the same platform as
"That's something I've done to M that they could all get through.
keep the memory of him alive," They went to church, counsel- "When you bring it to them the clergy. The preachers, they
White said. ing, different cycles of grief and with humor, they accept it bet- anticipate Amens. I anticipate
White said. ing, different cycles of grief and .
For local activist, Queen cried togetr ter." she said. laughter or an egg being thrown
Brown, it's not hard to cel- "We embraced each other Davis said 90 percent of her at me. ," Davis said, jokingly.
ebrate Mother's Day, but she because we ,realized that all of
finds it challenging. us were hurting. All of us felt
She begins the day by honor- pain," she added. "God has JO N OELIGIOUS
ing Evieton, her deceased son, made us closer and made us
by visiting his grave at the cem- stronger." te s s of tUUH DIRECTO Y
etery and placing flowers on the Please read the stories of theDIRECY
base of his tombstone. other mothers who have lost
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Is there Dear Mama: Man gives
Saftr mom a video tribute
ife a ft e r By Jazmine Denise Rogers let me know in with everything
I had. I guess it's uncondi-
If you're in need of a slight tional love," the unnamed man
pick-me-upper, we've got just expressed at the start of the
"happily the thing to make you smile video.
(and possibly even shed a few He proceeded to discuss how
f) tears). A video recently sur- much he admired his mother
Sf | faced of a young man explain- for simply accepting him and
e ing why he loves his mother so how hard she works to take
Smuch and what inspired him care of her family. As the video
By Kendra Kager to save his money and pay off continues he reveals that he's
her mortgage as a token of his been saving his money to pres-
I've been a Simpson's fan for years, and appreciation. ent his mother with a very spe-
one night after my daughter had gone to "At one point in my life I cial gift. The video then cuts to
sleep and I could watch all the greatness hadn't been hpme two and a the man presenting his mother
that was the fourth season, it made me be- half years. I hadn't spoken to with a check to pay off the rest
gin to think about some things in my life. anyone or sent any e-mails. I of her mortgage.
On the episode "Lisa's First Word," Marge remember the day I came back. "Are you sure?" his mother
was groggily telling a toddler Bart a fairy I had all of my luggage with me. asked, emotionally taken back
tale. She ended it with ". .. and they both I just knocked at the door. She by his gesture.
lived happily ever after." Bart immediate- I achieved some goals that I had set for myself since I was a child, but what now? opened it. She said 'Hi.' She Ironically, the man reveals
ly asked: "And then what?" I was folding smiled and just asked me what that he presented his mother
my laundry when I stopped and realized: thinking about "and then what?" do you do with those accomplishments? I wanted for dinner. She didn't with the heartwarming gift on
"Yeah, and then what?l" I grew up as an overplanner, having my One thing that I wished I would have re- ask me any questions. She just his birthday.
Have you ever been so fixated on accom- days timed down to the second of what I alized, or someone would have told me, was
plishing a goal, and was thinking: "Okay, was going to do, and having my life mapped that you can't just rest on your laurels.
if only I can just get this [insert goal here], entirely out. However, life happened, and I You are amazing that should go without WTI church m isses the m ark
then things will be great." I've felt like that found that I was living for the "Happily Ever saying but you can't just sit back and
more times than I would like to admit. For After" life. So, when I got what I wanted/ have someone constantly congratulate you.
years I lived my life as: "Man, life is. going worked for, since I didn't give any thought Once you received that first distinction, do MESSAGE The church's decision to dis-
to be great when I graduate college/have to what to do with it, I was sort of lost. Yes, something with it. Use it as collateral to continued from 2B invite Butler, though, ultimate-
this baby/get out of this marriage." But the I achieved some goals that I had set for my- move into the field that you want. Sitting ly prevents the kids from hear-
thing that I realized that what I lacked was self since I was a child, but what now? What Please turn to HAPPY 6B even the hint of a discussion ing from a four-time Pro Bowler
of gay people in American life. who invented the Lambeau
These, of course, are children Leap, a man who is known for
who go to school and go to his work with churches in the
Girls from Overtown prepare to take the crown h? c hngtwu
Girls from Overtown prepare to take the crownchurch, have or will have gay state, and who, since his retire-
classmates and friends, and ment, has thrown himself into
PAGEANT sure the girls understand that films and has participated only uplifts the girls who are someday will be adults living in his philanthropic work.
continued from 1B we are all winners," she said. "If and spoken at, many commu- apart of it, but it brings the a country that is almost certain Lord knows you wouldn't
one of us from Overtown makes nity events, since gaining her community together as well. to view gays as equal under the want the kids to hear about
According to Whisby-Wells, at it, then we all make it." title. According to Spence the Last year, several community law. that.
the event, the girls transform The winners of the Miss experience has built her confi- members attended the Miss
from everyday young women Overtown USA and Miss Teen dence, developed her interview Florida USA pageant watching -ivin d gets -
into elegant and glamourous Overtown USA will be awarded skills and prepared her for the party at Jackson's Soulfood Living W ord gets new space
women. She has already no- a $500 scholarship, a crown, real world, restaurant in Overtown. Lo-
ticed transformation in the a sash and a gift bag. They "My experience has been cal Overtown companies and FELTON other relationships.
girl's character, will also go on to compete for great," Spence said. "It's going churches have donated money continued from 1B "Once you have that spiritual
Although there could only be the Miss Florida USA Pageant, to be hard to give up my title." to the competition to finance side, you have to work on the
one winner, the competitors competing against numerous Some of the other awards, the winners' scholarship or there was comedy, singing, mu- natural side," Felton said.
have developed respect and love young women all over the state the participants are competing their registration fee. sic, bounce houses, face paint- Felton said he is excited that
for one another., of Florida. for are: the Director's Award, Whisby-Wells added that it ing and card games, the church is "getting a chance
She said last year all of the However, there are several Miss Photogenic, Miss Conge- is important that something Felton described the church to expand what they were called
participants weren't team play- other benefits of winning the niality and Miss Fitness. The beautiful comes out of Over- as a "ministry that is centered to do."
ers, so it was important that crown. participants will also be judged town because it is always around serving people." Some "Now the people have a place
she encouraged the girls to re- Marla Spence, Miss Over- on their swimwear, evening looked down upon. of the church's goals are not they can come; now the people
spect each other this year. town USA 2012, had many gowns and interview skills. "I want to see the day that only helping members strength- have a place [where] they can
"I wanted to bring some love doors opened to her. Spen- Whisby-Wells said the event Miss Florida USA is born and en their relationships with God, grow; and a place they can call
into the competition and make ce has been featured in two is important because it not raised in Overtown." but also their marriages and home," he said.











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CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES vitamins, minerals and fiber, as well as unre- pet
Blood pressure should be checked fined whole-grain foods that have lots of fiber. rcent since2ooo
every one to two years, especially if Aim for at least five servings a day of fruits and
: hypertension runs in your family. Ide- vegetables, and select fat-free, one percent fat or By Liz 6zabo
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Ssure can damage blood vessels. Too MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT growing plastic surgeries, a new study shows.
much cholesterol can cause plaque Being overweight may cause the body to turn More than 15,000 patients had them in 2012,
buildup in the inner walls of the ar- excess fat and cholesterol into plaque in the up 4,000 percent from 2000, says a reprt Mon-
Steries, eventually reducing blood flow blood vessels that can reduce blood flow to the day by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
or forming blood clots. Adults should Please turn to STROKE 9B
- WEIGHT LOSS
The popularity of the pro-
After tainted drugs kill 53, 1 Up'pep-aritliht
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.The first time most people ity to oversee compounders such es of medicine and selling to surgeon David Reath, chair-
heard of a "compounding phar- 'as NECC? Or does the FDA need clinics and hospitals all over the man of the organization's
macy" was last fall, when people broader powers? country essentially acting like public education committee.
started dying after getting rou- The answers are yes, and yes. manufacturers. After weight loss, they are
tine shots produced by one such The FDA repeatedly dropped the The lethal problems. range far -Photo: Owen Franken often left with excess skin, making it harder to fit
operation in the Boston area. By 'ball. And the agency's authority beyond NECC. In recent inspec- Doctors may be able to diag- intoclothes or enjoy their new look, Reath says.
early this month, the death toll tions, the FDA found dozens of nose if a newborn is at higher
stood at 53, or 50 more than the Give FDA more safety problems at large-scale risk of autism by looking at the: PROCEDURES
marathon bombings. compounders across the U.S placenta About 200,000 Americans a year have some
Among the dead was Douglas power to oversee from black particles in inject- pc kind of weight-loss procedure, such as gastric
Wingate, 47, a Virginia account able medicines to rust and mold bypass, says Jack Fisher of Nashville, president
executive whose only complaint compounding m supposedly sterile rooms. In a IS AUTISM of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Sur-
was a pinched nerve in his shoul- ph re survey, Rep. Edward Markey, D- ger
der. He got a steroid shot and pharmacies Mass., said he found compound- "Once skin is stretched out, it becomes like a
became a victim of a meningitis ers going "untracked, unregu- R SK REVEALED broken rubber band," he says. "The skin doesn't-
outbreak tied to tainted injec- .does need to be clarified and ex- lated and underinspected" by go back to its normal shape."
Stions made by the New England panded. states. IN A BABY'S The American Society of Plastic Surgeons're-
Compounding Center (NECC). For more than a century, tra- At the now-shuttered New Eng- : port says there were almost 1.6 million cosmet-
More than 700 people in 20: ditional compounders have pro- land Compounding Center, the p ic surgeries overall last year; breast augmenta-
states have been sickened, and vided a vital service, mixing pre- DA and Massachusetts health PLACENTA'S tion was No 1 (286,274), followed by nose jobs
queandn. tion was No. 1 (286,274), fotllowed byl nose jobs
many are still suffering. scriptions for individual patients officials knew of problems with (242,684) andeyelid surgeries (204,015).
In the aftermath of this pub- who need something customized, company products, including Arm lifts can cost $5,000 or more out-of-pock-
lic health disaster, Republicans suchas a liquid for someone who the same medication suspected Abnormalfolds in the et, Fisher says, and they leave a scar from elbow
and Democrats in Congress are can't swallow pills, in the recent deaths, as far back toarmit
debating two question: Has the By the late 199s, however as206. But aside from a p of tissue may be the key to armpit.
Food and Drug Administration some compounders envisioned warnings, little action was taken
failed to use its existing author- bigprofitsin making largebatch- untilpeople started dying. KaenWeintraub E R to eradicate
Doctors may be able to diagnose
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Teens drive whi e impaired : who Bloodmberg tplanblead'sway.
: child's earliest days, a new study BlOomberg 's pla leads Way.
By Larry Copeland finds.
Solely by looking at the abnormal Others shouldjoin.
percent admit to driving under sity researchers were able to iden- : By Kevin Pho
the influence of alcohol, marijuana tify whether a newborn was or was :
or prescription drugs used illegally not the younger sibling of a child Prescription drug abuse is a growing nation-
at some point, a new survey finds. :with autism and therefore nine : al tragedy. One of the biggest culprits is opioid
What's worse, they don't view times more likely to develop the : painkillers, such as OxyContin and Percocet.
themselves as a danger: Almost condition themselves. Shockingly, more than 200 million such drugs
20 percent of those who drink and "At birth we have a tool now that are prescribed' annually, accounting for more
drive say it improves their driv- : can tell us who's at risk and who : than 16,000 deaths a year. Significantly more
ing, a view shared by 34 percent isn't at risk for autism," said Har- people become addicted to opioids, many of
of those who drive under the influ- J l vey Kliman, a Yale researcher and which have chemical similarities to heroin.
ence of marijuana. lead author of the paper appearing : Most opioids are prescribed in the doctor's of-
Those are among findings of today in the journal Biological Psy- fice, which has prompted some states to restrict
a new survey of 1,708 llth- and chiatry. "This gives us the oppor- ; primary care physicians like myself from pre-
12th-graders by SADD (Students tunity to intervene at a time when scribing them and to encourage referrals to pain
Against Destructive Decisions) and the brain is most plastic and able : specialists.
insurer Liberty Mutual. .to transform." New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has
The survey highlights the vital 16-19 were killed and 282,000 were injured in crashes. The proportion of the nation's : taken these curbs a step further by focusing
role of parents in keeping teens children identified with autism dis- on emergency departments. In January, he an-
safe behind the wheel. It found heavily supervised activities like ing," said Stephen Wallace, SADD's.: orders has been on a remarkable nounced a voluntary initiative to limit prescrip-
that teens are more likely to drink proms or graduations. senior adviser for policy, research climb: from one in 5,000 in 1975 to tion of opioid painkillers in the emergency rooms
around relatively unsupervised Among many parents, "there is and education. "A lot of parents one in 50 in 2013. of the city's 11 public hospitals. This approach
events, such as the Fourth of July a been-there, done-that attitude grew up on the don't-drink-and- It's not yet clear from the new should be expanded across the nation. From
or during the summer, than during when it comes to impaired driv- Please turn to TEENS 7B Please turn to AUTISM 9B Please turn to PAINKILLER 7B



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Next year heralds major changes in nation's health
By Kelly Kenndedy pital within 30 days of leaving :- ticipate in the best plan," said
it. That means providers need Helen Darling, president of the
Within the next 12 months, cost-effective ways to make National Business Group on
consumers could get a quick sure patients take their medi- Health.
checkup at the pharmacy, hcations, go in for follow-up ap- She said that while the drug-.
text glucose levels to a doctor pointments and report sudden store chain CVS recently re-
through a smart-phone app or changes in their health. ceived a lot of publicity for ask-
earnbonuses for treadmill time The law also allows employ- iing employees to weigh in or
from their employer all as the ers more tools to encourage take pay a $50-a-month penalty, it's
nation grapples with growing health among their employees, C r not any different from employ-
health care costs, which can lead to higher .pro- ers who have asked people to
Spurred in part by the 2010 ductivity, fewer sick days, and get an annual wellness exam to
health care law, also known lower health-insurance costs-- check for heart disease, diabe-
as the Affordable Care Act, as for both the employer and the tes or stroke risk or face a pen-
well as by the chronic disease employees. alty.
costs associated with obesity, And the law pushes providers "They don't hire people just
insurers, providers and busi- to use electronic health records to be nice," she said. "They
nesses have re-imagined every- to avoid errors and speed up have every reason to keep them
thing from where a person with billing, as well as to track how healthy."
a sprained finger should go for well those providers do. This Some critics have called the
care to what employers can do has led to an increase in other move discriminatory toward
to increase the overall health technologies that can improve 'employees with health issues,
and productivity of their health. and have cited privacy concerns
employees. Changes in insurance may when employers ask their em-
"I think everyone in the health also mean consumers have to ployees for health information,
care industry understands the pay more attention to decisions but employers say people can
system has to change," said about generic medications ver- choose whether they would like
Delos Cosgrove, CEO of the sus name-brand' medications, And the law pushes providers to use electronic health records to avoid errors and speed up to participate.
Cleveland Clinic. "The question or weighing with a provider billing. Insurers have also entered
is how fast we can change and whether an MRI is necessary more responsibility for the costs ously ill, there will be much bet- penalize employees for healthy the game by offering discounts
how can we drive both quality for a sprained ankle, or under- of their decisions, and that may ter programs to support them behaviors; they average about to people who regularly check
and cost?" standing that an emergency- change their behaviors," said. in keeping themselves.healthy." $400 up or down. in at a gym, giving a bonus to
Because of the law, hospitals room visit will be more expen- Elliott Fisher, director of The "They will either get some people who cut their body mass
are now penalized for readmit- sive than a visit to a clinic or a Dartmouth Institute for Health REWARDS OR PENALTIES kind of reward $100 in a index or requiring those who
ting Medicare patients with phone call to a hurse. Policy & Clinical Practice. "But More employers will offer health savings account or smoke to pay more for their in-
specific conditions to the hos- "More people will have even I think for people who are seri- health plans that reward or they might not be able to par- surance.


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istration to sell a pregnancy qualitative 'and quantitative
test with -a "Weeks Estimator," consumer research and a clear
Ga ard is immune business said in a statement. are disappointing, said the in the course of the disease which would estimate the num- understanding that a woman
ber of weeks since ovulation. wants as much information as
Hitting shelves this Septem- possible as soon as she receives
ber, the product will sell for a a positive result," according to a
suggested retail price of $19.99 news release.
for a box with two tests and, Most physicians estimate
amyloid$24.99 for a box with three weeks of pregnancy usings estima for-
tests, mula based on a woman's last
P&G has sold the product in menstrual period.
Western Europe since 2008, P&G said the Clearblue test is
Sdclk helping Clearblue to become more than 99 percent accurate
Studylinks suicidal kids wit g access the world's No. 1 brand in home in detecting pregnancy from the
pregnancy and fertility test- day of the expected period, and
By Liz Szabo said they thought of suicide ing. Now the No. 2 brand in the is about 93 percent accurate
just five minutes before mak- U.S., P&G officials hope to grow in estimating how many weeks
Nearly 20 percent of chil- ing the attempt. their 15 percent market share based on time since ovulation.
dren and young people at risk For many people, suicide is and possibly topple Church & Positive tests will show the
for suicide say there's a gun, a passing urge. Fewer than 10 Dwight's First Response brand word "pregnant" on the display
in their home, new research percent of those who survive from its No. 1 perch. and estimate one to two weeks,
shows. a suicide attempt go on to kill' "This is a big 'Wowl' to con- two to three weeks, or three or
And among these youth, 15 themselves, Miller said. sumers," said Ryan Daly, com- more weeks since the time an
percent know how to get their The findings underscore the mercial director for Clearblue. egg was released to be fertilized
hands on both the gun and importance of screening young "We're confident by delivering by sperm.
bullets. people for depression andsui-
"That's a volatile mix: kids cidal thoughts; as well asking
at risk and the means to com- about guns in the home, said Davis, the new
plete suicide," said Stephen Teach, associate chief of emer-
Teach, who will present the gency medicine at Children's FAITH said Manning. "I did some inde-
study Monday at a meeting of About 1.5 million children live in a household where guns National Medical Center in continued from 1B pendent work and continue to
the Pediatric Academic Societ- aWashington, D.C. do auditions."
ies in Washington. are kept loaded and unlocked Teach and his colleagues "of Russell an at-risk youth Dixon a veteran of the U.S.
Pediatricians devoted special cording to the Centers for Dis- and unlocked, Miller said. It's have developed a four-item who gets bad advice from his Navy, likes the character he
attention to gun violence at the ease Control and Prevention possible that some young peo- questionnaire that can be used older brother, plays in the movie. "I get excit-
meeting, including a special (CDC). ple interviewed for the survey to screen all teens who come Xan Sebastian Manning, 37, ed seeing myself on the screen,"
Ssymposium Saturday. Thom- In Teach's study, doctors were unaware that their par- into the ERor primary practice depicts Kenon the older broth- Dixon said. "I look forward to
as McInerny, president of the interviewed 524 young people ents own guns. clinics, er who gets the both of them doing a lot more movies."
American Academy of Pediat- ages 10 to 21 who were treated Guns are the' most lethal Screening all teens is impor- caught up in a web of mess. Davis says it took him and his
.rics, also focused on gun vio- in pediatric emergency rooms, form of suicide. According to tant, because up to 40 percent The movie was followed up by team three years to complete
lence in his plenary address. either for a physical or psychi- the CDC, 85 percent of sui- of youths who kill themselves a Q&A session and Don Earle the movie and it was shot here
SMore than 1,900 young peo- atric health issue, cide attempts with guns prove have no known mental illness, asked the actors if they were in Miami and Orlando.
ple in the U.S. ages 5 to 19 These findings may actually fatal, compared with one per- said study co-author Jeffrey real Christians or just portray- Dr. Florence Alexander and
committed suicide in 2010. underestimate the re.l risk, cent to two percent of attempts Bridge, an associate professor ing the role? her husband drove all the way
Nearly half of these suicides said Miller,' who wasi't in- made by slashing one's wrists of pediatrics at Ohio State Uni- Davis, Dixon and Manning from Orlando to the premiere:
involved firearms, said Mat- volved in the survey. or taking pills. versity. In the survey, doctors all agreed that they were in fact "Tonight I had the pleasure of
thew Miller, an associate pro- Research suggests that Reducing teens' access to found that nearly half of young true Christians. viewing' a movie where actors
fessor at the Harvard School about one-third of children live guns can be life-saving, Miller ER patients with psychiatric Manning divulged how the show Christian faith," said Al-
of Public Health, who spoke at in homes with a firearm, Mill- said. Studies show that many complaints were at risk for sui- movie industry affects his exander. "Christian values
the symposium. Suicide is the er said. And about. 1.5 million teen suicide attempts are im- cide,'as were about 10 percent lifestyle. "After I graduated I teach us to believe in ourselves
third-leading cause of death children live in a household pulsive. One-fourth of teens of those who lhd a medical or worked in the corporate world, and these actors are using their
among teens ages 15 to 19, ac- where guns 'are kept loaded who survived a suicide attempt surgical issue. but this is mny true passion," talents wisely."





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New series chronicles lives of those with HIV/AIDS
The Miami Times, Clear HIV/AIDS and the a series of profiles that vide a unique opportu- cal attention, unlike in U.S. for new AIDS cas- you may need to pause
kinds of medical ser- will run for six months nity for the community years past, what they es per capita, followed from reading from time
Health Alliance partner to vices that the Alliance beginning May 22nd to walk the sometimes faced was not a life- closely behind in sec- to time in order to wipe
provides, in The Miami Times, painful and lonely road ending sentence, but ond place by neighbor- your eyes, at the end
support initiative As both The Miami readers will have the that many have faced rather a chronic medi- ing Broward County. of each "journey" what
Times and Clear Health opportunity to meet a upon discovering that cal condition. The profiles will be you will ultimatdly dis-
Miami Times staff report liance, a Medicaid Alliance are well aware, diverse group of men they were HIV-posi- Recent data from the insightful, powerful cover is that given the
specialty plan offered Blacks represent a dis- and women, straight tive. And while the cir- Centers for Disease testimonies that are medical advancements
The Miami Times is by Simply Healthcare proportionate number and gay, who are living cumstarces that led to Control [CDC] indicate intended to educate of today, as long as
pleased to announce with the goal of better of the growing cases their lives with HIV/ their infection have not that within South Flor- our community no one has life, even with
that it has recently informing the South of HIV/AIDS, many of AIDS and are thriv- been the same, what ida's ethically-diverse matter what one's age, HIV/AIDS there is
formed a partnership Florida community whom do not have ac- ing. they all discovered was communities, Miami- ethnicity or sexual hope for a better to-
with Clear Health Al- about the impact of cess to care. Through The profiles will pro- that with proper medi- Dade County tops the preference. And while morrow.


New medical exam policy for sexual assault cases
By Erica Goode help at hospitals or other medi- the criminal justice system," but that some are reluctant to tary drug and or alcohol use
cal facilities. The standards will Hanson said. do so. In such cases, victims "should not diminish the per-
Techniques for collecting and 'be mandatory for practitioners The new protocol was an- should be encouraged to have ceived seriousness of the as-
analyzing evidence in rape cas- working in federal prisons. or in nounced by Attorney General a forensic medical examina- sault."
es have evolved over the last de- the military. Eric H. Holder Jr. at an award tion anyway, the protocol rec- Sgt. Jim Markey, a former
cade, as has the understanding The guidelines emphasize ceremony for crime victims in ommends, since the evidence sex crimes investigator for the
of the psychological effects of that the rape victim's physical Washington on Wednesday. can be used later on. "Pressur- Phoenix Police Department who
sexual assault. But how health and emotional needs should Unlike the 2004 protocol, the ing these victims to report may now trains law enforcement of-
practitioners, law enforcement take precedence over criminal new guidelines also recommend discourage their future involve- ficers in dealirg with sexual as-
officers, prosecutors and others justice considerations. that rape victims be offered ment," the guidelines state. sault, said the new guidelines
respond after a rape still varies The 2004 guidelines "took a emergency contraception or The protocol offers detailed were "long overdue."
widely across the country. more prosecutorial tone," said in cases where, health profes- recommendations on how evi- "What this does is this al-
On Wednesday, the Depart-' Bea Hanson, acting director of sionals have moral objections dence should be collected, what lows workers in the trenches,
ment of Justice issued new the Justice Department's Office -- information on how to imme- equipment should be on hand those victim advocates, those
national guidelines for forensic on Violence Against Women, diately obtain the medication. and the importance of a team detectives and nurses, to go to
medical examinations in cases which developed the protocol, The earlier guidelines "were approach that involves law en- the decision makers and lead-
of sexual assault. placing more stress on the need not nearly so direct," said Bar- forcement officers, prosecutors ers in their communities and
The recommendations, re- .for victims -to collaborate with bara Sheaffer, medical advoca- ERIC H. HOLDER, JR. and advocates, as well as spe- say: 'You know what? Here are.
vised from those issued in criminal justice authorities. cy coordinator for the Pennsyl- The guidelines note that many cially trained nurses or other the standards. We need the
2004, are aimed at establish- "Research shows that once vania Coalition Against Rape, women who are sexually as- health professionals. resources to provide the mini-
ing. voluntary standards for victims get suplfort, they're which receives some financing saulted-want to report the rape In a section on alcohol and mum standards that are in this
care when rape victims seek more likely to cooperate with from the Justice Department. to the authorities immediately, drugs, it cautions that volun- protocol.'"


Abortion regulation only thefirst step After 'happily ever after'
By Lila Rose Eight states don't even require violating women to destroy the irg women from "forced mother- HAPPY pursuing. Well, you are going
that surgical abortions be per- : lives growing inside them. An hood." Instead, it has shackled continued from 3B to hit those roadblocks. Suc-
How do we prevent another formed by licensed physicians. abortion will always be abor- millions of women to the abor- cess is rarely linear, and there
back and patting -yourself on are times that'you're going to
Kermit Gosnell? So yes, let's pass stronger tion, and it will never be safe for tionist's table, to place them the backis not doing you any ae toes that yf re and igu
That's the question hang- "physician-only" laws and hos- the pre-born child, and their children at the mercy te ack is not doi your future. out a different way to re
ing over the trial of the Phila- ,pital admitting privileges re- Putting abortion facilities of the'abortionist'd forceps and D of justi o your future out a diffeentway to proceed.
delphia abortionist accused of quirements. And let's mandate close to hospitals may decrease suction machines. Don't "ust thEkg abfte" foc on the nat you need to
about "Happily Ever After, focus on the negative, just ac-
murdering a pregnant woman the number of women dying No matter how many laws ae think about "Happily Never knowledge that it's a possibil-
and seven babies born alive Abortion is an from botched abortions, but it passed, and how strictly they k about Happind success ity,and owledge thatit ha ns, that'ssib
after attempted late-term abor- won't save women the anguish are enforced, it won'tbe enough After lHappines and success it and hen it happens, thats
tions. unspeakable of knowing that they killed their until we realize that America's isa luxury that will only come when your contingencyplan
Proposed solutions fall into ct of violence own children. Mandating a cer- 'women and smallest children th exrconfusion. Your lifcan come can be a fairy tale.
two categories: more regulation tain number of emergency exits need something more, they de- Sometime when peope fix- But remember, when you go
Sometimes when people fix- But remember, when you go
of the abortion industry and against children may get some injured women serve something far better, than te so n ut re o he you
more enforcement of existing to a hospital faster. But it won't abortion, ate so much on a goal, but to ide off to the sunset, you
regulations. Abortion regula and mothers' provide post-abortive women an That's how we start prevent- don't anticipate the roadblocks kind of have to know where
regulations. Abortion regula- and mo rs provide post-abortive women an That's how we start prevent- that come with it, when those you're going, otherwise, you
tion reform is important, but it escape from the emotional pain ing another Gosnell. roadblocks hit, people stop will get lost.
is only a first step. comprehensive reporting re- and physical consequences that
Abortion is one of the least quirements for abortions and may haunt them for decades.
regulated surgical procedures abortion complications. No matter how well-kept the
in the U.S. Just 29 states regu- But let's also allow that they abortion clinic, no matter how
late abortion centers at all, and won't be enough. sanitary the abortionist's tools,
a minority of these states hane That's because no amount abortion is still an unspeak-
anything approaching com- of regulation or oversight can able act of violence against chil-
prehensive regulation. Only change the fact that an abor- dren and against their mothers.
foir states hold abortion facili- tionist will always be an abor- That's reality, and it can't be
ties to the same standards as tionist. He will always be in 'sanitized.
ambulatory surgical centers, the business of profiting from' Abortion-was sold as liberat-










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New J&J diabetes drug received FDA approval
By Peter Loftus and dence of type 2 diabetes is on class have been miNed due to predicted annual sales of In- prescription drug for type 2 itor, empagliflozin.
Nathalie Tadena the rise. It has been linked to concerns about efficacy, side vokana could top $500 million diabetes. The company is con- The SGLT2 inhibitor Forxiga,
rising obesity rates and chang- effects and safety. or even one billion dollars; in ducting research that could co-developed by Bristol-Myers
The Food and Drug Admin- es in diet and physical activity. Some analysts think doctors comparison, J&J's total phar- lead to additional new diabetes Squibb Co. and AstraZeneca,
istration has approved a new J&J's Invokana is in a class will use the SGLT class as a. maceutical sales for 2012 were treatments. was approved for sale in Eu-
treatment for type 2 diabetes of drugs called SGLT2 inhibi- last-line option behind other $25.4 billion. Invokana could face future rope last year but was rejected
from Johnson & Johnson, the tors because of their mecha- orally administered. diabetes The FDA's approval of Invo- competition from other SGLT2 by the FDA, which had previ-
first of its kind to hit the U.S. nism of blocking a target in pills such as Merck blockbust- kana is a milestone for J&J be- inhibitors in the U.S. Eli Lilly & ously raised safety concerns.
market, the kidney known as sodium er drug Januvia, which had cause, although the company Co. and Boehringer Ingelheim Bristol-Myers has said it plans
Invokana, which is manu- glucose co-transporter 2. Ana- more than four billion dollars has sold diabetes-care prod- GmbH recently applied for U.S. to submit new data to the FDA
factured by J&J unit Jans- lysts' expectations of the com- in sales last year. ucts such as blood-glucose and European regulatory ap- this year that could clear the
sen Pharmaceuticals Inc., is mercial potential of the SGLT2 Still, some analysts have meters, Invokana is its first proval of another SGLT2 inhib- way for approval.
in a new class of treatments
designed to help lower blood
sugar in people with type 2 di-
abetes by causing excretion of
glucose in urine.
Invokana's safety and effec-
tiveness were evaluated in nine
clinical trials involving more
than 10,285 patients with type
2 diabetes. The FDA said it is
requiring five postmarketing
studies for Invokana.
Type 2 diabetes is the most
common form of the disease,
affecting an estimated 24 mil-
lion Americans. It results from
the -body's difficulty making
and using insulin, and can be
managed by controlling blood
sugar through diet, exercise
and medications. The inci-

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adolescents
TEENS
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drive message. They figure,
'Our kids hear this all the time,'
because they heard it all the rane -5
time."
MADD was founded in 1980;
SADD in 1981.:
Most high schools 90 per-
cent now have policies or
programs to combat illegal be-
havior, and the use of breath-
alyzers at school events is up .
24 percent since the previous
school year.
About twice as many teens
report drinking on summer va-
cation than teens who admitr the S u l
drinking after prom or gradua-
tion, the survey found. *
Cathy Chase of Advocates for
Highway and Auto Safety says
the percentage of teens who
think they can drive safely af-
ter drinking or using marijuana
"seems high. But unfortunate-'
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teens think they're invincible
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someone in their school getting with Medicare andMedicaid.
killed before the reality kind of
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Automobile crashes are the We also offer Simply Level (HMO SNP) for those with diabetes. Both offer the
leading cause of death for
'eens, according to the Centers benefits you want as well as a large network of plan providers.
*for Disease Control and Pre-
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282,000 were injured in crash-
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had been drinking, according simply'CO etome gHMO S NP)a a SN
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doubled. ~ '
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of the American Medical Associ-.
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8B THE MIAMI TIMES, MAY 8-14, 2015 THENATIONS #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER

/ / Cordell Mosson, funk


O iiw s r t /r guitarist, dies at 60
By Daniel E. Slotnik

Dwike Mitchell, jazz pianist with whosebassline drove the flam-
da a e boyant band Parliament-Funk-
adelic for four decades, died re-
cently in New Brunswick, N.J.
Igreat zeal, dies at the age Of 83 He was 60.
t z, d a t a o 8 The cause was liver failure,
An impromptu show in Moscow ompanion, Donna Sneadaid.
marked an important first Mosson Boogie to his band
mates and audiences had
By Paul Vitello "Suite for Horn and Piano," one been a fixture of the group
of the few he wrote for any art- since the early 1970s, playing
Dwike Mitchell, a classically ist besides Ellington after their bass, drums and eventually
trained pianist, performed for long collaboration began. rhythm guitar and, like the rest
56 years as half of the Mitchell- Mitchell and Ruff, who dou- of George Clinton's sprawling
Ruff Duo, a celebrated ensem- bled on bass and was also collective, appearing onstage in
ble that even by jazz standards classically trained; met in the elaborate, intergalactic outfits.
was considered unusual and Army in the late 1940s, went He collaborated on seminal Cordell Mosson playing bass
not just because its other half, their separate ways in pursuit P-Funk albums like "Up for the for parliament-funkadelic.
Willie Ruff, played the French of education under the G.I. Bill Down Stroke" and "Funken-
horn. Mitchell to a Philadelphia telechy 'and the Placebo Syn- band in the 1994 film comedy
What set them apart was conservatory, Ruff to the Yale drome" and replaced Bootsy "PCU," starring Jeremy Piven,
their missionary zeal. From School of Music and reunited Collins onstage as the bassist Jon Favreau and David Spade.
1955 to 2011, their thousands in 1954 as members of Hamp- when Collins left to focus on He and 15 other members of
of concerts at schools and col- ton's band. The two struck out his solo career. (Collins still the band were inducted into the
leges and in foreign countries on their own in 1955, opening recorded with the group.) Mos- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in
where jazz was taboo doubled for major acts like Ellington son toured with the group until 1997.
as music appreciation classes and Count- Basie. 2011. Cardell Mosson Jr. was born
for the young and uninitiated, They were never embraced In an interview on Thursday, on Oct. 16, 1952, in New Bruns-
and came to define the duo at by jazz critics. Some viewed Clinton, the band's leader and wick. In addition to Snead, he is
least as much as their profes- their classical training as det- frontman, recalled Mosson as survived by four daughters, La-
sional work, which was formi- rimental to their credibility as multifaceted, able to play "all Portia Nicholson, Lisa Brown,
dable. jazz artists. But their academic the psychedelic stuff and the Latonya Snead and Ramona
Raised in poverty and given backgrounds propelled the in- Motown and the James Brown." Perry; four sons, Chauncey
their first musical training in trospective Mitchell and the "Boogie's been playing with Mosson, David Shropshire,
the black church, Mitchell and kinetic, Ruff to world fame in us since he was 13 or 14," Clin- Cordell Boogie Mosson and
Ruff"seemed to be under some 1959, when Ruff, who had a Dwike Mitchell, seated, and Willie Ruff, who together ton said, adding, "He was the Remby Perry; a brother, the
moral persuasion to pass their part-tim e teaching job at the formed a duo known for their thousands of concerts and heartbeat for a long time." Rev. Larry Mosson; and eight
experience along," wrote Wil- Yale School of Music, arranged their travels. Mosson appeared with the grandchildren.
liam Zinsser, the author of the for them to accompany the Yale
1984 book "Mitchell & Ruff: An Russian Chorus on a summer official one three years later, in a professor at Yale and curator
American Profile in Jazz" (origi- visit to the Soviet Union. a deal between the State De- of the Duke Ellington Fellow-
nally called "Willie and Dwike: The duo performed an im- partment and the Soviet Minis- ship, which he helped create in
An American Profile"). promptu jazz concert at Tchai- try of Culture.) 1972 to bring well-known jazz s e
Mitchell, who died on April kovsky Conservatory in Mos- They reprised the feat in the musicians there to teach, said soni g rin er, e at u
7 in.Jacksonville, Fla., at 83, cow during the trip, in defiance People's Republic of China in in a recent phone interview that
was a virtuoso who worked of state injunctions against 1981, demonstrating jazz tech- Mitchell was "my main musical By The Associated Press
with Lionel Hampton and- Dizzy the bourgeois decadence of niques at conservatories in inspiration."
Gillespie. Billy Strayhorn, the jazz. Time magazine called it Shanghai and Beijing openly He said the cause of death George Jackson, who wrote
composer of "Take the 'A' Train" the first unofficial concert by this time. Headlines called it was pancreatic disease. Mitch- or helped write hundreds of
and other songs made famous American jazz musicians in the another first: the first jazz per- ell, who lived for many years in rock, soul and rhythm-and-
by Duke, Ellington, wrote a Soviet Union. (Benny Goodman formarice in China after the Manhattan when he was not on blues songs, including the Bob
piece for Mitchell and Ruff, and his orchestra gave the first Cultural Revolution. Ruff, now Please turn to MITCHELL 9B Seger hit "Old Time Rock and
Roll," died on Sunday at his
0" home in Ridgeland, Miss., a

immy Dawkh 6ist, des His death was announced by
o wThomas Couch Sr., chairman
By P r K es ramatic as a sinr, e was born on Ot. 2, 1936, in Tch- of Malaco Records, where he
._expressie thut suting u, M iss., ad grew p in P- had worked. Jackson had can-
iy Dawkins, a Chio as a permer he was b cagoula, a coatal ton, wre cer for about a year.
blues u rist se prodi- choice, not mch of a sho- the easwingin m ic of Born in Indianola, Miss.,
St ehniue earned him man e rleans s m n Jackson was writing songs by GEORGE JACKSON
he i ame Fast Fgers, e never a large follow- influence n h ling the time he was in his teens.

d a number of gr part because he decided arly ing himl to play git e him to the New Orleans stu- was a Top 40 hit for Bob Seger
imor ous ti n e was, on to d mst o his toin in moved to Chicago in 15 and dio of Cosimo Matassa, the site in 1979 and has been heard in
ed recentl at his hoe in Eoe and Jaan, whr e woed in a box factor dy of numerous hit recordings, countless movies and televi-
icaio. He i s 76. found audncs to be mor e w e sharpening his gita where Jackson recorded his sion shows.
Hs dath was ired reetie. Bt a n his fas skills in blues clubs by ni first song. "Down Home Blues," which
SBie Koestr, lthe owner of were fellow itarists like He was br ht tho Delmark Jackson recorded a num- Jackson wrote for the singer Z.
Delmark Rcords, the Chiago B y G Ec Clapton ad Recors by his fellow West ber of singles in the 1960s but Z. Hill, became a kind of theme
blues ad jazz label for which Stevie Ray Vaughan. Side blues guitarit Magic made his mark as a writer, song for Malaco, which special-
awkins made his first al- Reviewing a rare New York Sa. His first albu Fast first at Fame Studios in Mus- izes in blues, soul and gospel
bus. Koester did not specify performance b Dawkins in Fingrs was released in 1969 cle Shoals, Ala., and later at music. Jackson's songs were
a cause. 1990, at the blues club Man-and won the Grand Prix du Fame's crosstown rival, Muscle also recorded by James Brown,
Dakins said he disliked his vs Car Wash, Peter Watrous Disque from the Hot Club of Shoals Sound Studios. When Wilson Pickett, Clarence Cart-
nickname, taken from the title JIMMY DAWKINS of he New York es noted France. He recorded several Malaco Records bought Muscle er, and Ike and Tina Turner,
of his first albu, because he his introspective approach albums in the United States Shoals Sound, it hired Jackson among others.
felt it typecast hicago blues, slicker and "Whereas most bands play for nd Europe ad in the 1980 as a staff songwriter. Jackson "never really got the
energy, show kind of player ewhat ess hard-edge than the audience, Dakins played had his own record company, The Osmonds had a' No. 1 recognition that's normally due
nd ve short shrift to his the South Side style of Mud- for himself but praised Leric hit with Jackson's song "One a writer of his stature," said
blues But it stuck. Dawkins was an unusual kind whose "playing reveled in the Verdia; six children; and many Rock and Roll," which Jackson president and chief engineer.
A practitioner of the so of bluesman As a guitarist, erratic.- grandchildren arid great-

Drugs might have led to

Carl Williams, 53, champ who ducked no one Kris Kross rapper's death

By Vincent M. Mallozzi .really got over losing that fight By Breanne Heldman
to Holmes."
Carl Williams, a former "My brother had no fear," she The latest news on Kris Kross
heavyweight champion who said, "so when it came to fight- rapper Chris Kelly's death isn't
built a reputation for climbing ing Holmes, he always looked pretty it's being investigated
into the ring with the best box- back and thought that he gave as an apparent drug overdose. -
ers of his era, including Larry the champ a little too much re- Yahool Music has obtained
Holmes and Mike Tyson, died spect that night." the police report from the Ful-
recently in Valhalla, N.Y. He Williams managed to re- ton County Police Department
Was 53. bound by winning six of his officer who arrived on the scene
The cause was complications next seven fights, including an of the 34-year-old's home south
of throat cancer, said his sis- impressive victory over Jesse of Atlanta last Wednesday after
-ter, Shirl Parsons. Williams, Ferguson and another over his mother, Donna Kelly Pratte,
who died at Westchester Medi- Bert Cooper in 1987 to capture called 911 asking for medical
cal Center, lived in Jamaica, -o the vacant United States Box- assistance.
Queens. ing Association heavyweight ti- When paramedics arrived,
The 6-foot-4-inch Williapms, tle, a national title that carried Kelly was sprawled on his living CHRIS KELLY
who was known for a rock-solid .more clout than it does today. room couch "unresponsive." He
jab and a bit of a glass jaw, was Carl Williams, left, before his 15-round loss by unanimous Wiliams successfully de- "had no life signs," the report the morning, and passed out
nicknamed the Truth for his fended the U.S.B.A. title three described. around 3 p.m. He was pro-
ability to make believers of his decision to Larry Holmes in a title match in May 1985. times including a victory Officer Roger Wayne Burkhart nounced dead at Atlanta Medi-
opponents and critics. ed James Tillis the year be- Pa. "When I jabbed, he jabbed. over the highly regarded Trevor then explained that he spoke to cal Center South around 4:30.
"He made a believer out of fore and had entered the Hol- We both had similar styles; it Berbick before meeting Ty- Kelly's mother ."who stated that Kelly's uncle, Lamar Wil-
me," said Holmes, who sur- mes bout having won his first was like looking at myself in a son in July 1989 in Atlantic the night before, the victim was lianis, and Pratte confirmed
vived a controversial 15-round 16 professional fights. Before mirror. He was strong and tall City for the undisputed heavy- out and had taken a mixture of Kelly's "extensive history of
unanimous decision against turning pro in 1982, Williams with a great reach, and I was weight championship. Just 93 heroin and cocaine. She stated drug abuse."
Williams in May 1985 to win had twice won New York Gold- fortunate enough to wear him seconds into their fight, Tyson that they had brought Kelly Oddly enough, Pratte de-
the. International Boxing Fed- en Gloves championships. down late with a few hard body connected with a vicious left home to recover from his drug scribed herself to the cop as a
eration title in Reno, Nev. "I underestimated the Truth blows but not before he gave hook that dropped Williams. use and had done this several "friend" of Kelly's, rather, than
At the time, Williams was a that night," Holmes said in a me a black eye. He really had Williams managed to rise on times in the past." his mother.
relative unknown, although he telephone interview on Mon- my number." wobbly legs, but the referee According to Pratte, the An autopsy is currently tak-
had defeated the well-regard- day from his home is Easton, Parsons said Williams "never stopped the fight. musician "felt nauseous" in ing place.




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Zealous jazz pianist Mitchell

MITCHELL companying his mother, Lil- Scholar before Mitchell's death,
continued from 8B la, when she sang solos for a Zinsser said Mitchell's ap-
church choir. proach to broken-down pianos
tour, moved to Jacksonville last He wanted a name less ob- (which musicians sometimes
year after becoming ill. He had vious than Ivory for a piano encounter on tour) illustrated
no known immediate survivors. player, but could not settle on his approach to life.
Ivory Mitchell Jr. was born one. His mother came up with "I learned long ago that it
on Feb, 14, 1930, in Dunedin, Dwike, a compression of sever- does no good to complain,"
Fla., a small city on the Gulf of al family names, he told Zins- Zinsser recalled Mitchell tell-
Mexico where his father drove ser. ing him. Instead, listen to the
a garbage truck. His mother left his father keys and put their flatness or
He got his first piano, a dis- when Dwike was 8. An only sharpness to use. "You say,
card his father retrieved from child, he found refuge in mu- 'What does it do?" said Mitch-
a curb, when he was 3. By the sic. ell, sounding an imaginary clin-
time he was five he was pick- In a blog essay posted on ker on a piano. Will it do any-
ing out chords by ear and ac- the Web site of The American thing? Let's check it out.' "


Doctors diagnose autism at birth

AUTISM sity, nutrition, weight gain or with 90 percent accuracy to
continued from 4B diabetes in the mother, as well identify without prior knowl-
as exposure to chemicals that edge which of the placentas
study and won't be until the disrupt hormones, "all of which came from the younger sibling
children get at least a year old- may influence growth in fetal of a child with autism, and
er whether the younger child tissues like the placenta and which from another study par-
will actually develop autism, brain," said Walker, an assis- ticipant who did not have au-
which is characterized by re- tant professor of obstetrics and tism in the family.
petitive behaviors and social gynecology at the University of The abnormal folding in the
and communication challeng- California, Davis. placenta suggests that autism
es. Researchers at UC Davis' may affect the way tissue is
Finding a signature for au- MIND Institute have been fol- folded throughout the body, he
tism in the placenta may also lowing the younger siblings of said.
help researchers better identify children with autism in a study Because it hasn't been pos--
both the genetics that set the called,Markers of Autism Risk sible to diagnose autism or au-
stage for autism and the envi- in Babies Learning Early tism risk in the first months
ronmental factors that trigger Signs, or MARBLES, to see if of life, researchers are hope-
it, said Cheryl Walker, a study they can gain insights into the ful, but don't know for certain
co-author. causes of autism. whether the behavioral therapy
The most likely candidates They sent 217 placenta sam- that helps older children will
include problems with obe- ples to Kliman, who was able work on newborns. ,


Ways to avoid, suffering from a stroke

STROKE a new exercise program. ment, visit the American Stroke
continued from 4B Association Web site at www.
LIMIT ALCOHOL INTAKE strokeassociation.org.
brain. Additional weight also Men can have up to two In honor of National Stroke
can make the heart work hard- drinks a day, while it is better Awareness month, North Shore
er and increase blood pressure. for women to have just one. Too Medical Center will be hosting
Shedding even a few pounds much alcohol can be detrimen- a free educational lecture event
can help lower blood pressure tal to your health because it can with Neurologist Dr. Margareth
and improve cholesterol levels. increase blood pressure, add Saldanha who will be speak-
empty calories to your diet and ing on stroke, the risk factors,
START MOVING raise cholesterol levels, signs and treatment. The event
Exercise at least 30 minutes a You may not like your widow's will be held at the North Shore
day on most or all days. Regular peak or attached ear lobes, but Medical Center auditorium on
physical activity burns calories you will like the fact that you Thursday, May 9th at 6pm. A
and sheds extra pounds while can reduce some risk factors healthy dinner will be served
helpig the heart and'blood ves- of stroke. For more information and free blood pressure screen-
sels vwork btter. Alwaj;s check about stroke risk factors, .pre- ings will be provided. To RSVP,
with your doctor before starting vention, symptoms and treat- please call 1-800-984-3434.






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Richardson Wright and Young Hadley Davis MLK Royal Happy Birthday Card of Thanks
LAKOEKA NAYLOR, 43, teach- ALREE PORTEE, 70, retired. WALTER WILLIAMS, 61, CORINE LOUISE SLAUGHTER
er, died May 2. skycap, died teacher, died HARRELL, 76, In loving memory of, The family of the late,
Service 1 p.m., May 4 at St. May 1 at Hialeah retired nurse's
Saturday .at Catherine's Hospital. aide, died May
Cohen Temple Rehabilitation Service 12 p.m., 2 at Kindred
Church. Ho s p i t a I. Saturday at Hospital, Ft.
Survived by Jordan Grove Lauderdale.
five children, MisBo in GeorgiaJd -
Me r e d i t h Mis sionaryept. 2
Renee, Portia Baptist Church. on Sept. 2,
Mannings, Catherine Laverne, of Northwestern High School,
CAROL LEWIS, teacher, died Richard and Colby, all of Miami; QUONTAVIS SMITH, 20, of Northweste1957. Corine was married
eClass of 1957. Corine was married
April 30. Service and companion, Deborah Stewart student, died to Walter Harrell, for 54 years. She
1:30 p.m., Sat- of Raleigh, NC. Service 11 a.m., April 25. iserved at GNB Missionary Baptist
urday at Greater Saturday at Christian Fellowship Service 12 p.m., Church.
Bethel AME Worship Center. Wednesday in Preceded in death by daughter,
Church. the chapel. Carlene. She leaves: husband,
HARRY JAMES AKINS, 62, Walter; children: Diane, Johnny,
custodian, died May 2 at home. Annie, Elouise, Michelle, Veronica,
Service 2 p.m., Saturday at Faith and Walter; sister, Pearl; brother, DELORES CATHERINE ATES MRS. DORA B. BRADLEY
Community Baptist Church. Allen. 05/09/1940 06/19/2010
Sa DWIGHT ARTHUR WILLIAMS, The viewing 4-9 p.m., Friday, would ike to express our
ETTA MAE TAYLOR, a lifelong 60, laborer, died May 10. Service 11 a.m., Saturday Forever in our hearts. sincere gratitude and appre-
resident of Mitchell April 29 at North at Greater New Bethel Missionary The Family. ciation for all the love, kind-
South Florida WILLIAM T. "JIGGIE" Shore Hospital. Baptist Church. ness and thoughtful gestures
and memberY, Service 12 p.m., that were shown to us dur-
of the Booker Card of Thankst
f the Bker 71, Air Force M/ Friday in the Allen & Shaw ing our time of bereavement.
T. Washington Sgt., died April Chapel. Your fervent prayers, wonder-
High School 6 in Hollywood, MARVIN EUGENE BARNES, 58, The family of the late, ful food, lighthearted humor
Class of 1940 FL. The eldest self-employed, and expressions of sympa-
died peacefully son of Madge died April 28 thy and empathy were like a
on May 6 at were lik etrJac n
on May 6 at the A. (Sharpe) ROYCE EDWARD SMITH, 77, at Jackson soothing balm to our weary
age of 90. The Mckinney and mechanic, died hearts. We are forever grate-
wake and viewing 6-8 p.m., Friday the late Lee April 30 athome. H ful for your friendship, sup-
at Richardson Mortuary, 4500 NW Andrew McKinney; wife, Nona Service 10 a.m ., I port and "love in action".
17th Avenue, Miami. Service 12NC; Saturdaservice 2 p.m., We want to extend a special
noon, Saturday at Mt. Olivette four children: Holly (Trent) Wilson, in e Saturay at thanks to her church family,
Baptist Church, 1450 NW 1st. ferrence hand Rolly(Trent)Wion, hapel. 19809 NW 60 the Greater New Macedonia
Court, Miami. McKinney of Raleigh, NC, Michael St., Miami, FL 33142. Missionary Baptist Church
(Celeste) McKinney of West and to the Range Funeral
LILLE B L K N Palm Beach, FL; siblings, Andrea Home staff.
KITTERIELL, 91, 'died April 30. Louise Mills Nancy L. Kerney; Trinity May God bless and keep
Her memories are in our hearts. Laverne and Melanie Reese JESSIE WRIGHT, 59, baker, each of you in His loving
Grateful that we were apart of her died April 28 JACKSON THOMAS, 46, a 2 a arms,
life. Chidlren: Lorenzo, Bernard, Edward and David McKinney and Jackson raborer elhe Family
Connie, Kathleen; nephews, Ronald Sharpe; step-mother, Elvira M e m o r i a I General Hospital. Service 10 a.m.,
nieces-in-law, Don and Ruby McKinney; ahostofother relatives Ho s p i t a I Saturday at Divinity Missionary LEMUEL A. MONCUR
Gunn; seven grands; 17 great and friends. Service 2 p.m., Baptist Church. in Memoriam
grands; family members and a host Friends and classmates (Miami Saturday in the would like to extend our
of friends. Services were held. classmates (Miami Saturday in the JEAN CLAUDE ST. AMIE, 67, heartfelt thanks and gratitude In loving memory of,
of friends. Services were held. Northwestern, 1959) are invited chapel cab driver, died April 29 at home. for the many expressions of
to join Jiggie's family in a joyful Service 1 p.m., Saturday in the sympathy shown to us during
Hall Ferguson Hewitt celebration of hislie 1 p.m., chapel our time of bereavement. Your
Saturday at the American Legion EVELYN BRAILSFORD, 78, c a
VIVIENE GRAY, 87, secretary, Hall, 6445 NE 7th Ave, Miami. homemake r, CLARENCE rTHOMPSON, s e it ca
_^^ iml^ ^MBBHI-- B'.THOMPSON, plants, monetary gifts and
died May 1 at Dress casually and bring a Jiggle died May 5 at 26, disc jockey, died April 26 at covered dishes were deeply
North Shore story with you. home. Service Ryder Trauma; Arrangements are appreciated.
Hospi ta I 12 p.m., incomplete. Special thanks to Rev.
include: Edris GreggL. Maon. Saturday at Hayden G. Crawford, Rev.
GreggSt. Matthew Canon J. Kenneth Major,
F I o y d QUINTON HENRY BISHOP, 9, Freewill. In Memoriam Rector-Retired, Rev. John
V i v i e n n e, student, in- Jarrett and the members of
R i c h a rd coln-Marti, died The Church ofthe Incarnation
B enj a min May 1. Viewing LOUIS OSNER, 29, laborer, In loving memory of, Rev. Canon Richard L. M.
Chrissa, Natalia, Adrien, Abrianna, 6-8 p.m., Friday died April 30. Barry, Retired; Rev. Fr.
Sean, Josh, Napoleon, Malachi in the chapel. Service 10DenrickE. Rolle, Rector, Rev.
and many others. Service 11 Wake to follow I 1 Dri n Rh Rev.
a.m. Wednesday at Christian at residence: a.m., Saturday Doris W. Ingrahamn; Rev. Fr.
Fellowship.eddy a Cr n a rd at Haitian Samuel J. Browne, Michael ALBERT D. MOORE, JR.
Fellowship. 1797 d E m m a n u e I D. Smith, Sr., George W. "A.D."
Terrace. Seice BaDavis, Harold S.- Clarke, Irvin 07/19/1941 05/10/2011
HAROLD M. DILLARD, 67, 11 a.m., Saturday at Mt. Tabor Mis- Baptist Church. McFord and the members of
died May 1 at AM66 Street. Interment: Dade Memo-
University of rial Park. family; Rev. Simeon Newbold have passed since we saw
Miami Hospital KEVIN DEAL, JR., 16, student, and Rev. Terrance Taylor. your smile, heard your voice
Servicem 1 H died May 3. 1, tud Also, thanks to Booker T. and laughed at your jokes.
a.m., Saturd ieay eSere Washington class of 1949, We miss your encouraging
at Historic M. Wade p.m., Saturday St. Vincent's Acolyte Guild words, advice, your laugh,
Zion Missionary REV. DIZZIE HOOD aka at 93rd Street of St. Agnes 1960-1981, The but most of all we miss your
Baptist Church P A PA, y October Club, Atlas Lodge presence.
Overtown. 85, medical #308 Elks, Dominoes Club, We will cherish the precious
custodianl, Baptist Church. Riverside Postal Employees, memories forever.
THEOLA DURDEN HEASTIE, died May 2 at 02/09/1926 05/04/2011 National Alliance of Postal Your father, sisters,
79, retired, Palm Garden and Federal Employees. daughter, grandsons, nieces,
died May 3 of Aventura. You are forever in our Finally, thanks to the entire nephews and other family
at Jackson Viewing 5 BETTY WHITE, 65, Registeed hearts, and your memory is staff of Range Funeral Home members and many, many
Memorial North. p.m.-8 p.m., nurse, died our keepsake. for their efficient, courteous, friends.
Service 10 a.m., Friday, May 10 May 6 at Moffit We love you, your children, caring and most importantly,
Saturday at at Greater New Macedonia M.B. Cancer Center grands, great-grands, nieces, professional services rendered
Shekinah Glory Church. Service 12 p.m., Saturday in Tampa, FI. nephews and goddaughter. to us.
International at Greater New Macedonia M.B. Service 11 a.m., Gone, but not forgotten. We
Ministries. Church. Saturday at New miss you sadly. In
Bethel AME. From devoted wife, Florence;
SHappy Birthday ~two daughters, Margaret and Memoriam:
Happy Birthday Robin; grandson, Lemuel
Nakia Ingraham Community aRAY JUNIOR WILLIAMS, 72, Rnddaughter, Kai Allison Celebrate
HAROLD ERGUSON, 88, R, In loving memory of,R. Moncur (Diona); great C l
HAROLD FERGUSON, 88 MARGARET BRADLEY, 73, re- died April 24. Services were held.
shoe maker, tired, died April MorLcur.
died May 3. 5 in Blakely, GA. GERALD WILLIAMS, 60, died a Life
Service 10 a.m., Services were April 21. Services were held.l
Wednesday held. Memorialize
at Koinonia LDA i ..Happy Birtpday
Worship Center. LINDA MESIDOR, 61 died April irthdayCelebrate
15. Services were held:,and celebrate
IIn loving memory of, loved one

Marcel's on the pages of
GEORGE ROLANDSTEWART, MAYDA PESTANO, 65, The Miami Times.
55, died April 28. Service 10 a.m., Hadley Davis homemaker, died at home.The Miami Times.
Saturday at Int'l. Pentecostal City Miami Gardens Arrangements are incomplete, .
Mission Church PHILLIP AUGUSTUS MINOTT, WILLIAM A DI BLASIO, 59 For more information, call

JANE CHERY, 81, retired, died died April 23. Services were accountant, died at Mount Sinai P ` 305-694-6225
April 25. Service 10 a.m., Sunday Medical Center. Private service
at Horeb French Seventh-day MARIEwith family and friends. WILLIE JOHNSON
Adventist Church. 05/08/39 01/13/08
April 24. Services were held. JOHNNY GEORGE THOMAS,
Grace 78, gardener, died April 29, Service Dad, you were the wind
CARRIE LEVEL, 74, died April with family and friends under our feet when we could
MARQUIS IVEY ALLAN, 4, died 26. Services were held. not fly.
April 22. Services were held.
EVELYN THOMAS, 80, died HONOR YOUR LOVED The hand that wiped our
tears away when. we would
GERARD A. SIMON, 61, April 28. Services were held. ONE WITH AN cry. LEROY LUMPKIN
landscaper, died April 24. Services The memories of you we 05/14/1942 04/16/2011
were held. MIGUEL PORTORREAL, 65, IN MEMORIAM hold so dear.
died April 26. Services were held. Though you're gone, in our Wish you were here. We love
Obituaries are due by IN THE MIAMI TIMES hearts we keep you near. and miss you. W4 4lliami $1 imxe
4:30 p.m., Tuesday MARIE DESTINE, 83, died April 305-694-6225 Love Always, Wife, Elaine and family, www.miamitimnesonline.com
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SBoswell definitely comes with
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beauty, stage presence and a
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MJ's health and finances


part of recent civil trial
: Diana Ross and Jurors will listen to remarks cardiologist convicted in 2011
i from attorneys who hope to of involuntary manslaughter
SQuincy Jones act frame the issues before testimony after giving Jackson doses of the
begins in the months-long trial. powerful anesthetic propofol as a
Sas witnesses Lawyers for concert giant AEG sleep aid.
Live contend the company did Any award in the case will be
By Associated Press, nothing wrong and could not determined by a jury of six men
Shave foreseen the circumstances and six women who have agreed
Millions, and possibly billions, that led to Jackson's death in to hear the case, which may last
Sof dollars are at stake in a civil June 2009 at age 50. 90 days.
"trial starting this week over al- The case will focus on the last Lawyers for Katherine Jackson
j legations from Michael Jackson's few months of Jackson's life and and the singer's three children






-Photo credit: Phil Bray
Jacob Latimore, left, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whitaker star
in a film that has "perfect themes to bring the family together." 4

Hudson seesthe light

mother that the company pro- his overall health and financial have said AEG failed to spot red
in as h o li iac r sic a l moting his comebackfailed to history. Jurors will also hear flags about Murray's finances
properly investigate the doctor evidence throughout the case and created a conflict of interest
er se cnfirms But I did convicted in his death. about Conrad Murray, the former Please turn to JACKSON 8C
A an g Oscar'S she confirms. "But I did
It's an offer that Oscar 's not want to do them. The
'Dreamgirl' couldn't refuse fact that this was a holiday Old m o Black players suraces
By Susan Wloszczyna I could not turn it down.
.Iam the biggest holiday and their diamond is a plantation
YONKERS, N.Y. In fanatic and a big family a
the paved lot of a movie person, too. This has the
soundstage that is decked perfect themes to bring the By Robbie Brown haven't seen any Black baseball
out in tinsel to look like a family together," especially footage from that era."
rundown Baltimore depot the healing of old wounds. ATLANTA Buried in stor- The National Baseball Hall of
at Christmas time, Jennifer Black Nativity, began life age at a sprawling antebellum Fame and Museum in Cooper-
Hudson pours her heart as a 1961 off-Broadway Georgia plantation is a film clip stown, N.Y., has analyzed the
out in a soulful ballad as gospel musical by Langston that has baseball enthusiasts film but not determined whether
a bus pulls away with her Hughes that depicted the buzzing. it is the oldest of its kind, said
single-mom character's birth of Jesus Christ. More At first glance, it looks ordi- Craig Muder, a spokesman.
teen son on board. than a half-century later, nary. The grainy, out-of-focus "Unfortunately our archivists
She waves goodbye as her what was a straightforward black-and-white footage'shows do not have a point where they
voice soars on the chorus: retelling of the traditional Black men playing baseball in a can say, 'This is the first or this
"There's no testament with- Bible story has been broad- grassy field for 26 seconds. No- is among the first,'" Muder said.
out a test of faith." KASI LEMMONS ened with a contemporary body hits a ball or runs toward 4. But historians there are continu-
Turns out, she must pre-recorded track of A Test Big Apple-based plot cour- a base. ing to analyze the film.
endure a different test as of Faith, one of several new tesy of Kasi Lemmons, the But University of Georgia Blacks played baseball as early
a string of minor flubs, in- tunes on the soundtrack of actress-turned-filmmaker archivists say the film is remark- as the mid-l9th century, his-
cluding an unruly luggage- Black Nativity, which opens best known for her direct- able for its age: If shot between torians say. They joined college
compartment door that Nov. 27. ing debut, 1997's Eve's 1917 and 1919, as they believe, it teams with white players by the
flops open, causes the need Hudson, 31, has been Bayou. is the oldest known film of Black 1880s in the Midwest.
for multiple takes. offered other movie musi- Lemmons, 52, specifically baseball players. But no film had been found
But Hudson's pitch never cals after taking home -a wrote the role of Naima "It's truly a great find," said from before the creation of the
wavers as the onetime supporting-actress Oscar whose pending eviction Raymond Doswell, a curator RAYMOND DOSWELL Negro Leagues in 1920. The ear-
American Idol finalist must for her 2006film debut in forces her to send troubled at the Negro Leagues Baseball A curator at the Negro liest came from a 1921 movie,
repeatedly perform live to a Dreamgirls. "Quite a few," Please turn to HOLIDAY 8C Museum in Kansas City, Mo. "We Leagues Baseball Museum Please turn to FILM 8C



A night of lightheartedness in Washington, D.C.
admit, I'm not the strapping "Think of me as a trial run,
..... O ryoung Muslim socialist I used see how it goes."
14hite House correspondents' dinner to be," he joked. The president brought out a
Obama catered to hits audi- video clip of Steven Spielberg
By Morgan Little of jokes, taking to the podium ence in commenting on the introducing his (fake) new film
with DJ Khaled's song "All constantly-changing media "Obama," featuring Obama
WASHINGTON-- President I Do is Win" blaring in the landscape, spoofing Daniel Day-Lewis.
Obama and Conan O'Brien background. "I remember when Buzzfeed But following that clip,
led the 99th White House Cor- "Rush Limbaugh warned was just something I did in Obama shifted the event's
respondents' Assn, dinner last you about this.-- second term college at 2 a.m.," he said. attention to recent national
Saturday at the Washington baby, we're changing things And Obama offered some tragedies.
Hilton, hitting some familiar around here a little bit," advice to Republicans focus-. "These have been some very
punch lines before acknowl- Obama said. ing on outreach to minority hard days for too many of our
edging the hardships that In standard correspondents' voters following their presi- citizens. Even as we gather
have struck many in recent dinner fashion, Obama de- dential defeat last year. here tonight, our thoughts are
weeks. livered a few self-deprecating "Call me self-centered, but not far from the people of Bos-
Obama, now no stranger to remarks. Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama in a I can think of one minority ton, the people of West, Texas,
the annual Washington event, "I get it-- these days I look manipulation photo shown at last Saturday's dinner in they can start with," he said, and in the Midwest there are
delivered an irreverent series in the mirror and I have to Washington. motioning toward himself. Please turn to OBAMA BC




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They dress for success, as future fashionistas
By Karen Yi sional Barbie that's also ready ture," said Sabuna Geffrard. not only have to look good, you
for the runway," said Starnes. s "We wanted to bring to life what also have to manage pressure
It's the FCAT of fashion a Daylin Quiroga nervously I African females go through in behind .the scenes and "move
test of style and creativity. twisted and retwisted fake vines their struggles." fast."
Juniors in the cosmetol- wrapped around her fingers as The cosmetology program is Several judges rated the
ogy program at South Tech she peered between backstage one of about a dozen vocation- teams on creativity and pre-
Academy in Boynton Beach curtains into the audience. Her al tracks at the charter school sentation. The top spot went to
spent three months working in team's theme was nature, and that aims to prepare students those who chose a Bollywood
teams to create different fash- she was dressed as a high-fash- both for college and acareer. theme.
ion themes. Last Monday, they ion Eve. "If you want to learn how to Team member Michelle Rodri-
modeled their results on the "I was nervous, it was scary," cut hair, you have to know ge- guez was wrapped in a blue and
catwalk during the school's an- said Quiroga, who had never ometry. If you want to perm or red traditional Indian dress,
nual fashion show for parents been in a fashion show. But color hair, you have to know with her neck, face and hair
and students, when she walked down the run- science and chemistry .. it covered in jewels. Her arm was
"This teaches them they can way to techno music wrapped all works hand in hand," said adorned with painted-on flow-
make things happen on their in flowers, fake moss and body -Poto credit:Susan Stocker Giddens. ers. Her team received a bas-
own," said cosmetology teacher paint "I felt confident," she AFRICAN QUEEN THEME Guerreline Jean and Sabuna Gef- He said he wanted thefashion ket of curlers, blow dryers and
Troy Giddens. said, her lips colored bright frard, South Tech Academy cosmetology students, show their Af- show to teach students busi- makeup.
Tyra Starnes made her mod- green. "I've always wanted to be rican Queen theme for the school's Total Look Hair and Fashion ness and life skills. "In the in- Though Lindsay Rendon's
eling debut in a life-size Barbie a model, but I was always too Show. dustry, you have to show what team didn't get a basket, said
box, wearing a bright pink blaz- short . not today." you can do. If you don't promote she took home another prize -
er over a leopard print shirt and Also on display: a burlesque by late-singer Jenni Rivera and "We wanted to bring it back yourself, no one else will." "I feel confident now, I still feel
pencil skirt. "This was a profes- dancer, a Latina diva inspired an African queen, to the roots of [African] cul- Starnes said she learned you we won."

are planning a reunion slated FSVU Softball Alumni Film Festival opens up an
for June 27th .30th. Contact The FortValleyStatealumni
Sonja at 786-422-3456. and former residents avenue for Black directors
softball team are in need of
0 The Norwood-Cromartie help.. Contact Ashley 786-356- Showcase at Miami
E. Heritage Cultural is hosting a Red Reading Night Family is notifying all family 9069
Month 2013 will encompass Out, May 15th, at the North and members for their reunion, July Beach's Colony ITeatre
events such as: The Opening South Dade Regional Libraries. 26-28, in Valdosta, Georgia. N Miami Jackson High
Reception, Taste of Haiti at Contact Vandetta at 786-229- Contact S. Browning 678-896- School Class of 1971 meets Miami Times staff report
MOCA and the Haitian History 7885. 0059 the first Saturday Of each
Bee & Young Artist Challenge, month, at 3 p.m., at 4949 NW Film Life, Inc., in part-
for specific time, dates and N Booker T Washington 1 Miami Northwestern 7th Ave. Contact Gail 305- nership with the Southeast
other details please contact Alumni Association Inc. will Class of 1957 will meet every 455-1059 Overtown/Park West Com-
Commissioner Monestime's meet May 16th, at 6 p.m., at third Friday, at 6:30 p.m., at munity Redevelopment Agency
office or go to www.miamidade. the BTW High School cafeteria, the African Heritage Cultural 0 Miami Northwestern [SEOPW CRA] and the Office
gov/district02 Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Class of 1979 make a of Commissioner Michelle
The Florida State Ave. Contact Wendell at 305- connection. Call 786-399- Spence-Jones, announces the
Miami Northwestern Foster Adoptive Parent 331-0370. 4726. kickoff of the ABFF-SEOPW
Class of 1967 will meet May Association, Inc. would like CRA Community Showcase,
9th, at 7 pim., at the Betty T. for you to join them for their 0 Miami Jackson High 0 Booker T. Washington calling for Miami filmmakers^
Ferguson Recreational Center, 'Duffels for Kids Walk, May 18th, School Class of 1971 Will Class of 1967. meets every to submit films for this year's
at 3000 NW 199th St. Call 305- at 9 a.m., at Jungle Island. meet every first Saturday, at third Saturday of the month, showcase titled "Films Over
891-1181. 4 p.m., at 1540 NW 111th St. at 7 p.m., at the African Miami.' MICHELLE SPENCE-JONES
New Stanton Sr. High Contact Gail 305-343-0839. Heritage Cultural Arts.Center, The'showcase, highlighting ceived by May 10th. Films
Iota Phi Lambda Class of 1968 will host their 6161 NW 22nd Ave. Call 305- Miami's emerging filmmak- submitted after the deadline
Sorority, Inc. Gamma 145th class reunion, May 24- 0 S.E.E.K., Inc. will feed 333-7128. ers, will take place on Sunday, will not be accepted or re-
Alpha Chapter will hold its 26th. Contact Audrey at 305- the homeless in the City of June 23rd at the Colony The- viewed by the ABFF Screening
31st Annual Iphilam Phantasia 474-0030. Overtown every first Saturday, 0 Urban Greenworks atre is Miami Beach during Panel.
presentatior of the 2013 Gems at 2pm, at 14-15 St. and 1st hosts a Farmers' Market every the 17th annual American For more information on
and Gents, May 11th, at 6 p.m., 0 Miami Northwestern Ave. Call 678-462-9794. Saturday until April 8th, from Black Film Festival the SEPW RA visit www
at Greater Love Baptist Church, Class. of 1973 wifl be., noon to 3 p.m. at Arcola Lakes Black Film Festival. the SEOPW RA, visit www.
18200 NW 22 Ave. Contact celebrating their 40th Class The City of Miami Library, 8240 NW 7th Avenue. Submissions must be re- miamicra.com/seopwcra
Hattie at 305-836-8048. Reunion, June 27 30, 2013. Gardens presents a Farmer's
Contact Louise at 305-215- Market held every Sunday, 0 Booker T. Washington is
The Dade County 3911. ,from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at St. having a Youth Empowerment
Alumnae Chapter of Delta E Booker High School in Philip Neri Church, 15700 NW Summit, May 14th, at 6 p.m.
Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Sarasota Classes of 1935-70 20th Ave. Call 786-529-5323. Contact Kevin 305-527-4594.




















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flu' |E I Florida lawmakers

UII LI Magree to 3-percent

tuition increase
VNHNBy Kathleen Haughney
S Florida lawmakers agreed recently
." night to hike tuition at the state's
E colleges and universities by three
pNIS H IG ercent next year, defying Gov.
Rick Scott's call to keep tuition
level.
I "We want to make sure every
but we want to make sure universities
have enough money to run successfully,"
said Senate Budget Chairman Joe Negron,
R-Stuart, who referred to the increase as
LUEmodest."
Negron said he believed
By Jeffrey J. Selingo third the tuition hike was offset
last by another agreement last
May 1 has approached, and with decade Friday night to increase
it the deadline for high-school and why for- funding for the Bright Fu-
seniors to commit to a col- profit schools tures s hoarship program
lege. At kitchen tables that make getting and the Florida Residence
across the country, anx- a diploma ultracon- Access Grant, a need-
ious students and their venient now enroll one based scholarship.
parents are asking in 10 college students. But Brigt Futures pays a
Does it really matter is it true that all colleges large chunk of the tuition SCOTT
where I go to school? sprinkle their graduates with and fees for the state's
When it comes to the same magic dust? highest achieving students.
lifetime earnings, we've With unemployment among col- "We've made a number of wise invest-
been told, a bachelor's de- lege graduates at historic highs and ments in making sure that students in
gree pays off six times more outstanding student-loan debt at one Florida can attend college," Negron said.
than a high-school diploma. The trillion dollars, the question families "So I tink that far outweighs the modest
credential is all that matters, not Please turn to DIPLOMA SC tuition increase."
where it's from a view now But the agreement between the House
widely accepted. That's one and Senate flies in the fae of the governor's
reason why college enroll- desire to hold tuition rates down.
ment jumped by a Earlier this week, Scott criticized the
tuition-increase proposal floated by the
achelor's degrees m y not be worth it ou riginlly,e House wantedt
increase tuition six percent, but the Senate
a ls d would agree only to three percent.
but community college can bring a strong return Please turn to TUITION C



California

senate makes

online college

courses count ,

Schools work to offer
classes across state lines
India, one of the teens in the "Today's Leaders" Youth Devel-
reopment Program, especially enjoys the evening a week focused
By Mary Beth Marklein on creativity. Seantrice, Nigeria, Maziya, Cierra and Adrianna (L to R) enjoy
In a case of state and federal policy catch- the after-school program for its fun activities and the friends
ing up with higher education technology, it TO UC HIN G they make.
get credit for coursework taken online.
California's Senate is debating a proposal
that would allow students at public universi-
ties to receive college credit for taking facul-
ty-approved courses online when classrooms
fill up even if the classes are being offered
by private vendors.



discourages colleges from By Michael R. Malone don't enjoy. in Overtown graduate from high cessful programs is Today's
offering online courses "When you grow up surrounded school. Which is why Touching Leaders, with its youth as the
across state lines. The world just outside the by poverty, you learn a kind of Miami offers the parents train- core focus. The group meets
And the Education Touching Miami with Love Cen- helplessness. You can give up ing on banking, personal credit, three times a week: one night for
Department this month ter in Overtown is sullen with its on learning and on the idea that employment and parenting tips. creative arts; one to talk about
OBAMA gave its blessing to online vacant lots, cement and tenement things can change," he says. In the summer, parent gatherings life choices using the Positive Ac-
programs that award col- housing. So the bright, cheery After graduating with a Master are more informal cook-outs tion curriculum; and one night to
lege credit based not on how much time they mood and feeling inside the center of Divinity and a Master of Social with games and time to get togeth- focus on spirituality and personal
spend in the classroom, but on what they marks a sharp contrast to the Work from Baylor University in er; and the attendance is always development. Regular attendance
know and can do. drab landscape outside. Texas, Pittmn anad his wife Angel high. is rewarded with field trips, and
In all three cases, the goal is to create "We offer a safe place for the traveled to Detroit and eventually One of the center's many suc- Please turn to LOVE
new ways to help more people tech-savvy kids and there's not a lot of to Overtown.
young adults and older full-time workers safety out there," says Jason Pit- The Cooperative Baptist Fellow-
alike complete .college, a goal set by Presi- tman, executive director for the ship pays the salaries of both Pit- Cong atulations G lenda
dent Obama shortly after he took office and center since 2005. "It varies from tman and his wife, as well as all
embraced by a number of key higher educa- block to block, but the Overtown facility related costs building
tion leaders, area is downright dangerous." rental, cleaning and maintenance. Glenn and Michelle Latimore ..
"We just can't accomplish that with the Pittman spends his days' at The formula allows the center to are proud to announce the com-
current model," says Rachel Fishman, an Touching Miami and his nights devote the majority of its funding plements of their daughter Glen-
education policy analyst at New America nearby in one of Overtown's small from The Children's Trust and da E. Latimore, alumni of Miami
Foundation, a Washington think tank. developments with his wife Angel, other grant sources to providing 09Northwestern Sr High class of
"You're going to need these flexible pathways assistant director at the center; direct services to the children.
so .. we can start inching that needle to- and two sons, ages 9 and 14. And those dollars must stretch a She is graduating with honors
ward completion." Their commitment to work and long way given what these chil- from Hampton University in Vir- ...
Just over half of students who start four- live in the community is a prin- dren face. ginia with a Bachelors of Science
year bachelor's degree programs full time ciple of their service-oriented life Ninety-nine percent of the chil- Degree. on May 12. She majored
finish in six years, and fewer than three and a commitment to their faith. dren live well below the poverty in nursing, the president of the
in 10 who start at community colleges full As a boy growing up in Texas, level. Average salary is $9,000. Student Nurses Association and
time graduate with an associate degree in Pittman's family's friends in- Many are being raised by grand- a member of Sigma Theta Tau
three years, according to Complete College cluded doctors, bankers, lawyers mothers; 30 percent have at least International Honor Society of
America, a national non-profit that seeks and other professionals. He sees one incarcerated parent. There's a Nursing.
to increase the number of Americans with those careers as entitlements of a history of chronic unemployment Antioch Missionary Baptist
certificates or degrees, privileged middle-class lifestyle, due in large part to low education church of BrownsvilleGLENDA E. LATIMORE
and one the children at the center only 40 percent of the youth church home.





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4OTHE MIAMI TIMES, MAY 8-14, 201 V O I s hWA R










JACKSON ALLEN
06/24/1928 06/28/2012

Muddo, time slips by and
life goes on, but from my
heart you're never gone.
I think about you always,
I talk about you, too. I have
so many memories, but I
MOTHER MARIE MCKINNEY IRENE GAINES VALENCIA O. WOODS wish I still had you. / LEOLA WALKER
03/17/1931 07/20/2011 02/26/1929 -11/08/2008 09/16/17941 04/29/1998 Your loving daughter, 09/20/1924 04/12/2005
15 years have gone and we Denise Allen To Our-Queen, you are always
We love and miss you. We love you. We miss you. truly miss you. and forever in out hearts
From children and grandkids. Love, the fmily Love, the family The Twins .















DORETHA REDDING MOTHER CAMILLA ETTA MAE ANDERSON MINNIE LEE GRIFFIN SYBIL (HOPPY) RANKIN BETTY KEY
09/25/1927- 09/16/2010 DOUGHTY MCFADDEN LEWIS 08/07/1922 02/22/1993 01/01/7929 06/07/2001 09/26/1963 03/02/2002 01/14/1943 02/22/2008
04/01/1912- 12/27/2006
Forever in our hearts. We thank God for you. Mama, we miss you. We love and miss youl Missing You! We love and miss you.
Love always, your family Love, your family. Larry and Joann Children and Grands. Sisters and Children The Family




MARY ALEXANDER
09/27/1939 04/16/2012

To our loving mother, Mary
Louise Alexander, who
God called home a year
ago, but seems
like yesterday.
Your loving children and
ROSA LUDLOW EVELYN R. CHAPPELL IDA MAE TANNER MRS. REBECCA HINES grandchildren want
02/29/1940 02/19/2007 12/04/1944 01/30/2011 01/31/1910 04/12/2011 11/28/1922 04/27/2004 to wish you a
We love and miss you. Happy Mothers Day,
From all the children, grand- We miss you with a. broken We love and miss you. Mama, nine years and lots
children and goddaughter, heart. Marcia and your kids. The Family of tears. Love your family.


CORETTA GODFREY JOHNSON
02/28/1931 05/10/2009

Our hearts are still heavy and our
minds are not quite right ..
But, yet we try to walk by faith
and not by sight .
because we long for your
presence and your sweet
and tender grace ...
We lean not to our own
understanding and continue
to seek God's face .
For we know He made no mistake
GLORIA H. DAVI MARIE TAYLOR ANDREWS when He called you home .. ALICE UDELL WILCOX DORIS L. NORTON
07122/1936 0 Mom, we miss you, Gail, So we all must stick together and 06/18/1940 03/08/2013 01/04/1946- 11/21/2010
Gary, Mark and Chris Quinn continue t stand strong...
continue to stand strong
You are truly missed #29 Saey Football Purdue "Your Loving Family" We love and miss you! Truly missed. Yvette, grands
Your sons Univ. Granny from your family. and great-grands.


GWEN WILLIAMS
10/19/1965 03/21/2012

Dear Gwen,
We miss you and love you
very much. We just want to say
Happy Mothers Day to you.
Your son, Chavez Grant;
granddaughter, Chaniyah,,,
Grant; mother, Bettey Williams,
brothers, Thomas Albert and LOZINA C. GARRISON JOSEPHINE CARR MILDRED BROWN MAUDINE J. FERGUSON
Theodore Williams, 02/14/1924 02/07/2007 04/03/1936 12/03/2012 06/72/1926 09/24/1994
Love Always Happy Mothers Day and We think of you always, We love and miss you so
Happy Birthday. especially today. We love you. We miss you. much. Your daughter,
From Amp and Family. Love always, The Carr Family. The Family. Violean and family.















EVANG. LILLIE ANDERSON LOUISE GILBERT SHIRLEY ANN COCHRAN PATRICIA GREY JACKSON MARGARET CARR MOSS ANNIE FLORENCE GRAY
1910-1986 01/28/1940 08/30/2007 01/09/1948 11/117/2007 09/08/1962 02/15/2013 01/24/1928 09/16/2012 01/05/1940 08/25/2005

From your son and daugh- From your kids and grand- Sherrianne. Willie, Shirlenia Happy Mothers Day. Love Forever in our hearts. We miss and love you always.
ter-in-law. Love always. kids. Love you, mom. and Willie, Jr. your children and grandkids. The Family. Ruth and Denitra Henry




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ALBERTHA MAE STRONG ALBERTHA MAE STRONG II
05/75/1924 04/715/2012. 05/15/1924 04/15/2012

Happy Mothers Day Our queen is gone, but still
and birthday. in our hearts.
We had a daddy quiet and Love and memories will
in the background, but never part.
mama, our queen stood in Marie led the way for us
front with God's help today.
holding everything down. God bless her in every way.
From your children, RIP
SHARON L. GORDON grandchildren, great-grand- Frederick, Bertram, Brien, ALBERTHA WEBB
02/04/1952 10/24/2003 children, the Smith and Lonnie, the Clark and Strong 01/05/1956- 09/20/2011
Strong families. families. From your husband, children
We love and miss you. With everlasting love. With everlasting love. and grandkids. Missing you
The Family. on this Mothers Day.




LESTINE R. JONES
MRS. MATHREL ROZIER 02/02/1961 05/03/2008
12/16/28 07/14/07
It's been five years and not
Your presence we miss, a day goes by that we don't
Your memory we treasure. think of you.
We'll love you always, You're always in our
But you will never hearts.
be forgottein Happy Mothers Day.
Your loving, Love forever,
Sons and Family ETHEL B. CARR Your family BESSIE JOHNSON BRINSON
01/03/1934- 11/28/2004
Love from Jackie, Dedrick, Sr., Miss you, Mom. You have
DJ and the Corr family. beautiful grandkids.
Love, Jori


SYLVIA DELANEY
RODRIGUEZ
05/28/2011 09/01/2011

Lord, You've allowed my
mother comfort to be a
beautiful illustration of the
comfort. You extended to me
through my own children.
My desire Lord is to live up to
this as my mother did.
-Isaiah 66:13
Happy Mothers and
EREKA SHEQUITA WALTON HATTIE MAE OWENS MARGIE FULLER LILLIE MAE DAVIS birthday "Red," from your
04/07/1983 05/24/2010 10/27/1916 12/16/2002 02/14/1951 07/04/2011 04/07/1943 05/03/1999 daughter, Ishmay and
Love you and miss you, grandchildren
Mom. Zion, Zedakiah Sadly missed. Love, Shoney, We love and miss you. We miss you. grandchildren.
and family. Duane, Carolyn Renay and Whittney, Kids and grandkids. We are missing you.





GUSSIE L. HORNE
02/75/1935 12/30/2008 SALENNA L. HORNE
07/11/1971 11/26/2009
Rose are red
Violets re blue Today and always
Your love as a mother to you're on our
us will be remembered mind as a mother
forever and a lifetime and sister.
to be true. You were one of a kind
WILLIE LEE JONES-EVANS Love, The Family Love, The Family EDNA HEPBURN
11/7 71/1924 08/21/2070 06/11/1925 12/24/2007
We love you beyond words!
Anthony, Ruby and You are with me always.
Pee Wee Red Daughter, Barbara Gardner




ALBERTH EKIE DUNNELL
S77/04/7942 05/26/2010

Mom, you're missed
dearly.
It's been two years and
it seems like yesterday.
We love you forever and
forever in our hearts. ..
From your daughter,
Lynvonne Ekie Holmes and LOUISE ROLLE BERTHA THOMAS MARY M. SPINKS ADA R. CHANEY
grandkids; Tony, Antwan 05/11/1929- 05-23/2012 11/14/1917 05/26/2009 12/25/1925 01/21/07 12/06/1929- 07/23/2008
and Lachara. Gone, but not forgotten.
Happy Birthday, Mom. From From your daughter, We miss you, love always. Deep in our hearts!
Louis and RebeccaTynes. Cookie and Louis. The Spinks' family Love. The Chaney family



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BETTY R. CHANEY ARVESTA M. KELLY SHIRLEY ANN DAVIS MRS. MAE LOIS MINGO MARY ANN WILLIAMS CYNTHIA CALHOUN
02/09/1950 02/05/2006 02/03/33 09/16/06 BROWN 12/29/1959 12/14/2010
We think of you always, 11/01/1939- 05/09/2012 You have been gone for five
We love and miss youl You were one in a million. especially today. Gone, but not forgotten. years. We miss you dearly. Greatly missed by your chil-
VYour children Forever in our hearts. Love, Crick VYour beloved son, Maxie From your family. dren, family and grandkids.




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CAROLYN BIBBY POSTELL MARY MARIE JACOBS TAMIKA WRIGHT ELLA MAE BROWN ROSA L. SAMUELS ROSALEE JIMESON
04/15/1952 02/12/2003 10/01/1954 01/15/2011 12/06/1976- 09/13/2011 Moma, you was a steady Grandma, we wish you a
Happy Mothers Day. source of love, friendship, We love and miss you. Happy Mothers Day. Love all
We miss and love you God bless you. We love and We love and miss you, support and laughter. Gone, but not forgotten, your grandkids, including
always. Love, your family, miss you. The Family. dearly. From your family. Love, Lawanda and kids.. Love, your family. the new edition, Layla.



ROSA LEE JIMESON RENE MILLER
02/19/1934 09/05/2011
02/9/1934- 0/05/2011 08/23/1927 07/21/2007
O how we wish that you
were here today, so that we Gone, but not forgotten.
can get to tell you so many Missing you so much.
times how much we love you With love from your loving
and Happy, Happy Mothers family: Tavette, Lorraine,
Day. Sylvia, Antron, Thomas,
From the moment your and
breath was taken away from Sa ra and i.
us, we wish you were here to MYRTISR. PERKINS Happy Mothers Day DELORES MITCHELL
tll you howmuch we love 10/5/1933 04/04/2010 We love you. 09/18/52- 08/09/12
and miss you.
Love your kids and Leroy. Another year of missing you Happy Mothers Day.
m dearly. Your children. We miss you dearly.














MRS ANNA A. WILLIAMS MRS. WILLIE ETTA STEPHENS BOBBIE RUTH VANDYKE HASSIE ESSEX BROWN RAQUEL SUMTER LAVERN D. WILLIAMS
06/06/1938 10/26/2011 07/09/1916 12/13/2010 03/12/1939 03/30/2012 03/08/1925 04/13/2013 10/18/1984 09/15/2017 06/171/1955 02/29/2012

We love and miss you. We love and miss you. special to us. you. Your children and truly missed. Your kids We miss you and love you.





To our beloved mother,
it's been nine months since
God called you home.
We know he needs, a .










beautifu angel inhis g-
den to over see his flowers,
-but just to let you know, on
this special day how we..
love and miss you so, but in
ELIZABETH "LIZZA" HANNA this day we will remember RUTH M. SPANN ISABELLE S. LAWYER PAULINE CARR
09/14/1930- 10/02/2007 your smile and your given 07/18/1923 05/24/2011 10/06/1920 -01/02/2004 09/01/7916 11/03/2003
.uway of yourselfy. You will always be in
You are forever in our Your sons, Gary, Garri We love and miss you. Rev. We love and miss you. our hearts.
hearts. Love, the family. and family Jesse Martin and family. Marie Martin and family Michelle and Family














11/01/1939 05/08/2012 1962 2007 11/04/1928- 03/28/2013 05/20/41 02/24/12
Thanks for being my .Toan amazing mother, To my evoerything I love Happy Mothers Day. We
Love and miss you. Your mther. Love, daughter, sister and friend, and miss you dearly, love andmiss you. Happy Birthday
husband, Leroy A. Browf, Charles P. Williams We love and miss you. Love, Kita. Katt and the Capers Clan. We love and miss you.













GRACE WILLIAMS BETTY TILLIS GERALDINE JENKINS MARY M. WATERMAN MARY ALICE DAVIS VALERIE GRACE
11/04/1942 02/04/2011 06/05/1948 03/17/2012 12/16/1944 05/28/2012 01/16/1941 12/13/2002
Happy Mothers Day Happy Mother s Day. We love you and miss The world's greatest mo.

We love and miss you. We love and miss you. you so much. Mom, I love and miss you. To the world's greatest Love you. Fro Marrie
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THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER 7C THE MIAMI TIMES, MAY 8-14, 2013










Maya Angelou's tribute


to mother, grandmother

By Leanne Italie ography? Is this a comple-
tion of sorts?
Writer, actor, dancer. Activ- Angelou: Well, I don't want
ist, teacher, composer. In the to say that because it sounds
melange of Maya Angelou's 85 like it's The End. I don't want
years is also daughter, of two to do that to myself. I had
women who deserved one with been trying to write it for
a good memory. about 25 or 30 years, but
So Angelou writes in her it wasn't ready to be writ-
latest literary memoir, "Mom ten. I wasn't ready to write it.
& Me & Mom," a sweet ode When it came it was right. My
to "Lady," her mother Vivian mom had said she wanted my
brother to write it, and I knew
.. he wasn't going to. I'm sorry
o oe to say drugs had so taken him

o AP: This is a story about
forgiveness. How did you
come to that point with your
mother?
Angelou: I began to like her.
SMAYA ANGELOU I liked the fact that she didn't
It's Angelou's eighth book to laugh at people. She had ev-
unravel her often painful and erything. You know, she was
tumultuous life, including the pretty, she was young, she
1969 National Book Award had money. She had respect,
winner "I Know Why the and when she saw people who
Caged Bird Sings," chronicling were poor, who were crippled
-A her rape as a girl that left her or uncomfortable in their skin,
mute for five years. she didn't laugh at them, and
JNGELL U Angelou lost her beloved I liked that in her. It was a big
i older brother Bailey in 2000, heart.
after his slide into drugs, and AP: What are some of the
her mother in 1991, at age revelations in this book,
Baxter, and "Momma," her 79 or 85, depending on who's about yourself and your rela-
paternal grandmother Annie doing the counting, joked tionship with your mother?
Henderson, who took her in Angelou in a recent telephone Angelou: Well, I didn't know
at age 3 in tiny, segregated interview from her home in I loved her. I just didn't know
Stamps, Ark., and returned Winston-Salem, N.C., where I loved her, until I loved her.
her at age 13, when the time she has lived part-time for I'm not trying to be clever or
was right. more than 30 years while on mystic, but I mean I admired
Baxter, rough-and-tumble the faculty of Wake Forest her. I got on with her. But I
poor from St. Louis, and University. guess when I really began to
Henderson, refined believer in Her son, Guy, whom she had see that I loved her, it was
southern etiquette, are both at age 17, remains with us, en- because she could make me
long gone but figure big in during years on crutches after laugh. And she had once tried
Ang~6T legendariTff:i' numerous surgeries for spinal so hard to make me laugh and
"Thef hd frVivni' injuries he suffered in an auto I couldn't. I wouldn't. I was
was Angelou's abandoner and, accident. pregnant when I realized that
later, her most loyal protector. A conversation with Maya I loved her. She just didn't do
She and Annie are familiar to Angelou: anything that girls' mothers
admirers of the poet and spin- AP: Where does this book did. She didn't put me down.
ner of autobiographical fiction. fit into your cycle of autobi- She didn't make fun of me.




ROSA COOPER

Mom, your 'love is a
beautiful gift, through: all
that time you have not
rearranged your love and
i has never ever change.
Thanks for being such
a wonderful example
of what every mother
i should be. MRS. GAIL D. QUINN
Love your daughter, World's greatest rmom. We
Geraldine and family. love you. Tarsha, Chyna,
Keke, Chris: Tyeisha, Tiera,
Gary, Momo and Nuk.













ROSA JOHNSON RONDA LAMB GWENDOLYN PITTMAN



Carnettia and Pamela Love, Keith and Adrienne We say thank youl














ANNIE B. EDWARDS MOTHER ROSA SHAW GWENDOLYN PITTMAN

World's Greatest Mom To me every day is Mothers Our rock, teacher,
From Your Family Day Love you, Charles strength and guide.
We All Love au and Ptr




8C THE MIAMI TIMES, MAY 8-14, 2013 THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER
Awards included: Sean Dwayne Holloway to Edwin Demeritt, of Clubs of Greater
Watts, Troy Duffle, choreograph routines and T. Willard Fair. Miami, Deacon
Gregory Wright, David from his favorite: Ebony J. Jackson Franklin Clark, Hazel
Cheesborough and Michael Jackson is literally building a La Fleur, Thomas-
Justin D. White. Tribute. He received legacy through. her Rolle, members from
Essay Awards went to a standing ovation work and genuine Hampton House
Veronica D. Rahmings, presentation they Sean Watts, Gregory and made his family love of helping others. Community Trust,
president, Mary Ann Thomas, were rewarded Wright, Kwame Pla and grandfather Candice S. Davis Church of, God of
coordinator, 2013 with a certificate, and and Stirling McMurray: Dr. Wilbert T. was the scholarship Prophecy #1, Rev.
Men Of Tomorrow, an engraved silver Business Ingenuity PARAMORE Holloway proud. recipient. Dr. Edwin MERRITT Richard P. Dunn/
and members are bracelet. Their female Awards went to Troy Congratulations to all. T. Demeritte was Faith Community
commended for guests also received Duffle, Sean Watts, Albert The Dade County Chapter of supported by his family: Bishop Church, The Noward Dean
presenting Sixteen 11th a gift. MOT winners Smalls, Jeffrey Brown, Jr. The Charmettes, Inc., with Dr. Emeritus Arnold Demeritte Family, Kendrick J. Dean,
Sgrade young men to of the competitions and Gregory Wright, II. The Mia Y. Merritt, president, Dr. and Daisy Maebelle Demeritte, Minister Dewey Missick
society last Saturday, were Sean M. Watts, sixteen Men of Tomorrow were Ivis Mickell Richardson, vice- Fruits of The Saints, Deacon and Family, Bishop Arthur
at the Parrot Jungle on Dwayne T. Holloway attired in white tuxedos with a president, Tara J. Paramore, Herman and Minister Lorna and Sister Maebell Wilson,
Watson Island. The 2013 Troy A. Duffle, yellow rose in their lapels.The and membership selected Brown, and Earl L. Evans, Sr. and Bishop Arthur and
MOT began theirjourney Stirling McMurray young ladies complemented their Bridge Builders for 2013. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Sister Paula Wilson,Jr.
in September, 2012 and HOLLOWAY and Gregory W. them with colorful pastel Bishop James D. Adams, Ted Other guests included: Mr. The souvenir book was dedicated
completed their training Wright, II in Showcase gowns. They performed their Lucas, Woodie Lesesne, Judith and Mrs. Decarlo A. and to Charmette Marjorie McCray-
in September, 2013. at the ofTalentAwards. Black Heritage traditional routines and allowed Barnes,Trina Robinson, Dr. Family,Members of The King Fleureme, 1965-2013.


Florida senate hikes tuition Touching Miami with Love Michael Jackson civil trial

TUITION for tuition this year was $6,232 LOVE good choices," said director JACKSON treated Jackson and who the
continued from 3C continued from 3C Pittman, noting that last year continued from 1C singer requested serve as his
Negron said he did not fear a five seniors graduated from physician.
"Florida families can't afford veto from Scott, though, add- every session starts with a sit- the program, and four are still for him between a major pay- Murray remains jailed and is
it," Scott said. ing that the two chambers had down dinner, in college. day and maintaining the su- appealing his conviction.
Florida tuition costs have been working "very carefully" "Having dinner together "Our goal is to bring up lead- perstar's health. The trial will address issues
long been considered among with him. is so vital, and it's virtually ers for tomorrow, those who Murray agreed to serve about Jackson's health and fi-
the cheapest in the nation, Leading lawmakers are in nonexistent in many homes. will utilize all the gifts they've as Jackson's doctor for the nances that were not factors
with university presidents beg- the final throes of negotiat- By the time they're teenagers been given. . What we want planned series of "This Is It" in Murray's criminal trial, and
ging the Legislature for years ing the 2013-2014 budget and many of these kids are fending to see is for them to come back comeback shows in London for may also feature testimony from
to raise the rates, the tuition increase was one of for themselves; now with the and be a part of the commu- $150,000 per month, but Jack- the singer's two oldest children.
According to the College the major issues dividing the program they're making some nity." son died before the superstar Stars such as Diana Ross, Spike
Board, Florida's average rate House and Senate. and AEG officials signed the Lee and Quincy Jones are also
agreement. listed as potential witnesses,
AEG contends it did not hire and several top AEG executives
High brow universities are losing their prestige Murray, who had previously are expected to testify.

DIPIOMA ties in the U.S. enroll less than states then match the informa- fessions from Dyersburg State IHudson in Black Nativity
continued from 3C four percent of students. For ev- tion to college graduates. (One Community College. They
eryone else, the statistics show limit of this method: The data not only finish two years ear- HOLIDAY judgmental reverend, and An-
should be asking is whether that choosing just any college, don't include graduates who lier than their counterparts at continued from 1C gela Bassett as his more open-
it's worth borrowing tens of at any cost for a credential, may leave the state or are self-em- the University of Tennessee at minded wife.
thousands of dollars for a de- no longer be worth it. ployed.) Knoxville, but they also earn son Langston (rising recording "I love them so much," she
gree from Podunk U. if it's In a few states, including Ar- Think a community-college $5,300 more, on average, in star Jacob Latimore, 16) to stay says. "I looked up to them as
just a ticket to a barista's job kansas, Colorado, Tennessee, degree is worth less than a their first year after gradua- with his grandparents in Har- a kid. And now that they are
at Starbucks. When it comes Texas and Virginia, families credential from a four-year col- tion. lem for Hudson. my mom and dad that's too
to calculating the return on can now compare colleges, and lege? In Tennessee, the average In Virginia, graduates with "I didn't know Jennifer then, much."
your investment, where you go even majors, based on the ac- first-year salaries of gradu- technical degrees from com- but I was hopeful," she says. "I Hudson also had someone
to school does matter to your tual first-year earnings of grad- ates with a two-year degree are munity colleges make $20,000 knew it would work if I rooted who looked up'to her during the
bank account later in life. uates of in-state schools.. (Go $1,000 higher than those with more in the first year after this in her." shoot: her real-life son, David,
Not surprisingly, research has to http://collegemeasures.org/ a bachelor's degree. Technical college than do graduates in An admirer of Eve's Bayou, who turns 4 in August.
found that a degree from a name- esm/.) The salaries come from degree holders from the state's several fields who get bach- Hudson quickly signed on. "He came to the set quite a
brand elite college, whether it's the states' unemployment-in- community colleges often earn elor's degrees. Yet high-school She also was pleased to work bit, actually. He put himself in
Harvard, Stanford or Amherst, surance programs, which col- more their first year out than seniors are regularly told that with two seasoned actors as the film as one of the extras.
carries a premium for earnings. lect earnings information from those who studied the same community colleges are for her parents, Forest Whitaker He is a little industry baby.
But the 50 wealthiest and most employers every quarter. Using field at a four-year university, students who can't hack it on a (her cast-mate in 2008's little- He sits in the director's chair
selective colleges and universi- Social Security numbers, the Take graduates in health pro- four-year campus, seen Winged Creatures) as a and puts on the headphones."


Is picking the right college relevant?
white radio DJ who wants to placing both theircareers and / I SE
BOeSWELL change the world by promoting their lives in danger.
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are contributing to sense of Ohio), O'Brien compared the Florida--FlU
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Obama said, imploring those in ond presidential victory, following the marathon bomb-
the audience to do the same. Riffing on Obama's up-and- ing.





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1C ity- off brands .that are helping local com-
Liberty City non-profit seeks ore resources brands that are helping local com-
munity programs like ours," Elie said.
as demand for food gr "But with cuts from all levels of govern-
as demandforfood grment, we are in an awkward position
By D. Kevin McNeir rants Inc. And while the $1,000 grant of having to buy more food because we
kmcneir@miamitimesonline.com will help them fund their elderly meals are feeding more people. Our food bank
program, Executive Director Laverne is one of the few in the County whose
Curley's House of Style, Inc./Hope Elie says she's concerned as her agency doors are open seven days a week. -
Relief Food Bank, a Liberty City-based faces a "significant increase in the de- Even when we have almost nothing
community outreach center, was re- mand for food from an ever-expanding in our coffers, we try to help. And the
cently awarded with a grant as part area within Miami-Dade County." requests for help aren't just from people
of the Restaurant Community Grants "We are very grateful to have the in or near Liberty City many indi- -Miami Times staff photo/D. Kevin mcNeir
program from the Darden Foundation, financial support and are seeing more viduals are coming'from Hialeah. DIRECTOR: Feeding 10,000 monthly getting harder with cuts in re-
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Some FP&L customers reject

Ssmart-meters in their homes
By Doreen Hemlock what they are doing," Hertzon said.
Hertzon wrote a letter to FPL denying consent
L Not everyone is cheering Florida Power & for the smart-meter and hinted' at a possible
Light's recently completed $800 million lawsuit for trespassing, unlawful monitor-
smart grid. ing and other charges. FPL now keeps
S A tiny group of customers re-an analog meter in his home that
jected new digital meters in their < must be read by an employee and
Shomes, citing an invasion of cannot be monitored in real-
privacy or health risk. About time remotely, he said.
S22,000 households far less A few customers also worry
than one percent of customers about health risks and emis-
opted out of the digital me- ,h sions from the smart-meters.
ne ters in their homes and kept "bew :1 But FPL said the wireless
Sthe old analog ones instead, i radio frequencies used are
said FPL spokeswoman Elaine similar to those in a garage-
Hinsdale. door opener and hundreds of
Parkland resident Richard Hertz- times less than emission limits set
<' on, 70, nixed the electronic meter in by the Federal Communications Com-
S his home. He doesn't want the utility to mission.
; know when he is on his computer, what time he "You'd have to stand right next to the smart-
-Associated Press : does his laundry or other personal information. meter for more than a year to equal the radio-
Mandela's daughter Makaziwe and granddaughter Tukwini brought House of Mandela : can't think of anything more intrusive than Please turn to FP&L 10D
wine to U.S. in February.


As Mandelas mind their


business, brows furrow

By Devon Maylie dela's daughters opened a the South Africa launch of
court case that seeks to oust "Being Mandela," a reality _
JOHANNESBURG-Nel- longtime associates of Man- show. It spotlights two grand- B S NS CME TR
son Mandela's deteriorating dela who sit on the board of daughters of the country's
health has been the subject of a family corporation, in an first Black president--Swati
several somber news reports effort to gain control of its Dlamini and her older sister, ew effort to curb payday lend
this month, but the 94-year- members' money. To represent Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway-
old political lion hasn't been them, the daughters hired who bicker, go shark-cage By Charlene Crowell According to CFPB Suzanne Bonamici
the only newsmaking Mande- a lawyer that Mandela had diving and gossip with their NNPA Columnist Director Richard in urging federal
la: Some of his family mem- previously asked to step down grandmother Winnie Madiki- : Cordray, "What we regulators to take ac-
bers have kicked up a public from the board. zela-Mandela, whom they call The small-dollar loans that found is there is not tions on bank payday
stir with the launch of a new Mandela's daughter Maka- "Big Mummy." : generate long-lasting debt for much difference from loans.
reality-television show and a ziwe and granddaughter Tuk- The latest wave of name- consumers and cost them bil- the consumer's per- "We urge you to
new lawsuit over their patri- wini brought House of Man- checking comes after the lions of dollars each year are spective, betweenl :l take meaningful
arch's assets. dela wine to U.S. in February. two "Being Mandela stars, drawing the active attention payday loans and, de- l joint regulatory ac-
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new cars to college graduates efforts to portray themselves gressionalBlackCaucusMem- consumers everywhere, de-
as anything but payday lend- bers Elijah Cummings D-(MD) serve better from our nation's
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U.S. regulators combat payday loans Curley's braces for heavy demand
PAYDAY troller, "We have sig- FDIC insures depos- What was sold as a
continued from 8D nificant concerns re- its in more than 7,000 short-term bridge be- CURLEYS of school and she's concerned ing groceries. That's why Cur-
garding the misuse of banks and savings as- came an expensive, continued from 9D about how some youth in Mi- ley's House is seeing more el-
The following day, deposit advance prod- sociations. long-term loan. Risky ami-Dade County will eat. derly people. They take food to
two regulators, the Of- ucts." According to CFPB's loan structure, loose We even had a man from "We may be facing a real cri- several of the area senior citi-
fice of the Comptroller OCC supervises all findings these actions lending standards, Boca Raton. But in order to sis," she said. "Many of our zen complexes including Meek
of the Currency (OCC) national banks and could benefit about sustained usage and meet the growing demand, we kids are fed by their grandpar- Manor, New Horizons and
and the Federal Depos- federal savings asso- 12 million households accompanying high really need more in-kind dona- ents others rely heavily on Coral Place and provide ser-
it Insurance Corpora- ciations with combined that borrow payday costs were cited as tions so that we don't have to breakfast and lunch programs vices for several hundred each
tion (FDIC) announced assets of $10.1 tril- loans each year, a po- characteristics of both use our limited funds to pur- at their schools. They really month.
new regulatory actions lion, representing 71 tential reduction in the products. chase food." struggle during the summer "We go to the seniors because
to address potential percent of total U.S. $7 billion in annual Earlier this month break. Miami-Dade County many of them can't get to us,"
consumer risks asso- commercial banking fees that are generated and in an effort to PREPARING FOR A has a hunger problem. Some of she said. "We're now seeing 200
ciated with the prod- assets, according to by more than 18,200 heighten Capitol Hill CHALLENGING SUMMER it's due to the lack of jobs and people almost everyday and
ucts as well as the its most recent annual payday storefronts awareness of payday According to the USDA, the cuts in social resources. tracking about 10,000 clients
safety and soundness report, across the country, lending's debt trap, seven states exhibited house- We have a major distribution a month. There are, of course,
of operations. The two Similarly, FDIC CFPB's report exam- Congressman Cony- hold food insecurity rates that of food monthly when Farm small food banks and feeding
regulators' actions are Chairman Martin J. ined 15 million payday ers convened a brief- were significantly higher than Share comes out. Sometimes ministries supported by local
very similar, focusing Gruenberg said, "The loans made during a ing that included rep- the U.S. national average [14.7 the number of clients tops 500 churches. But we handle the
on a borrower's ability proposed supervisory 12-month period, cov- resentatives from the percent] between 2009 and for that distribution [May 14th majority of food requests and
to repay while meeting guidance released to- ering more than 90 NAACP, Native Com- 2011. Mississippi and Arkan- is the next scheduled time]. sometimes, it's overwhelming.
ongoing expenses, safe day reflects the serious percent of the market. munity Finance, Con- sas were number one at 19.2 The people just keep coming However, we are committed to
and sound underwrit- risks that certain de- Both storefront and sumer Federation of percent; Florida ranked sixth and we are doing our best to helping our children, seniors
ing, and limiting the posit advance products bank versions exposed America, Pew Chari- at 16.2 percent. Elie says that keepup with the demand." and families that are battling
numbers of loans. may pose to financial consumers to the risk table Trusts, and the these numbers tend to rise Senior citizens, she says, food shortages and hunger.
According to Thomas institutions and their of being caught in a Center for Responsible even more during the summer often have to decide between But we need help they need
J. Curry, OCC Comp- customers." revolving door of debt. Lending. months when students are out paying for medication and buy- help.

FP&L users against new smart-meters House of Mandela wine sold in U.S.

FP&L power distribution FPL said those cus- cide the cost per cus-
continued from 8D points to better moni- tomers Who opt to keep tomer later this year. MANDELA commercial gain. kids go shopping. The pneumonia, his sec-
tor energy flows, so it the old meters will be "If you have concerns continued from 9D "One of humanity's Dalai Lama's grand- ond hospitalization
frequency exposure of can detect and fix elec- asked to bear extra about the smart-grid, failings is the lack of kids have dinner," read within a month.
a 15-minute cellphone tricity problems faster. costs for reading and just call," said Hins- along with their two a dominant gene for one missive sent from Five days later,.two of
call," FPL's Hinsdale The smart-grid system maintaining those dale. "Once we talk to brothers, started a moral stature. Another his Twitter account on the daughters, Maka-
said. should reduce oper- devices. The Public our customers and ex- clothing line in 2010 is reality TV. Both of the night the showed ziwe Mandela and Ze-
Florida's largest ating costs partly by Service Commission, plain how it will repair called "Long Walk these sore' points are aired in South Africa. nani Dlamini, filed
utility installed digi- trimming employees which regulates the power outages faster, to Freedom," after illustrated by 'Being Mandela family papers in a Johan-
tal meters in 4.5 mil- who visit homes to read utility, is reviewing that and safer, they under- their grandfather's Mandela,' a new show members have a right nesburg high court
lion homes and across analog meters. issue and likely will de- stand." memoir that places that unveils the vacu- to use their name how- calling for George Bi-
Mandela's image on ous, pampered lives of ever they want, said a zos a human-rights
baseball caps and T- two of Nelson Mande- spokesman for the Nel- lawyer who was part of
Toyota gifts rebate to college graduates shirts. House of Man- la's granddaughters," son Mandela Centre the team that defend-
dela wine, a label run journalist Carlos Am- of Memory, part of the ed Mandela in a trial
by Mandela's oldest ato wrote in South Af- Nelson Mandela Foun- against the apartheid
TOYOTA the first 90 days; no Carolina through the Southeast Toyota living daughter, Maka- rica's Sunday Times on dation, which the for- state to be removed
continued from 8D security deposit when rebate. program this Finance offers financ- ziwe Mandela, and April 21. In an editorial mer president started from the board of two
leasing; and a two- year, said spokeswom- ing to Toyota dealers) her daughter, Tukwini the previous week, the to support nonprofit Mandela-family com-
They also must show year/25,000 free main- an Christie Caliendo. and consumers in five Mandela, earlier this paper suggested more programs. It would panies. Mandela estab-
verifiable proof of col- tenance plan including Last year, it financed southeastern states. year expanded 'istri- broadly that family be "arrogant" for the lished the companies
lege or graduate sta- roadside assistance. 3,765 vehicles through It is part of Deerfield bution to the U.S., members were sullying foundation to tell fami- to manage, on his fam-
tus. Southeast Toyota its college graduate re- Beach-based JM Fam- Now, South Africans the family name. ly members how to act, ily's behalf, hundreds
Qualified graduates Finance expects to fi- bate and college gradu- ily Enterprises, a diver- are beginning to de- The show was also the spokesman said. of thousands of dol-
also receive other perks nance more than 750 ate programs, includ- sified automotive group bate, in newspapers a target of Comedi- Earlier this month, lars in proceeds from
on their purchase or vehicles in Florida and ing 1,486 in Florida ranked No. 37 on and social media,, an Daniel Friedman, Mandela was dis- selling limited-edition
lease: no down pay- more than 1,100 in Al- and 2,279 in the four Forbes magazine's list whether the Mandela known as Deep Fried charged from a local artworks featuring
ment on purchases; no abama, Georgia, North other states it serves, of "America's Largest family is exploiting Man. "It should be a se- hospital after an al- the former president's
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INORTH MIAMI AREA MIAMI GARDENS AREA
LIBERTY CITY/ $525 mthly, one person, Two bdrms, florida room. By Hadley Malcolm nation against brick- who sells refurbished she's within the $1
OVERTOWN utilities included. 305-778- $1050 mthly. 954-253-9377 and-mortar retailers, electronics on Ebay million small-seller
1 NORTHEAST AREA MOVE IN SPECIAL 2914 NORTH MIAMI AREA Online shoppers and it needs to be and does about $3 exemption. Merchants
Section 8. One and two One or two bedrooms, NW AREA Four bdrm, two baths. Utilities who avoided state fixed," said David million a year in with less than $1
bedrooms. $199 security, qualify the same day. 305- Appliances and utilities included. 786-286-2540-o
786-488-5225 603-9592 or visit our office sales taxes would pay French, a vice presi- sales, says she may million in out-of-state
1140 NW 79 Street at: included. 786-426-6263 Opa Locka Area
One Nbrm, one bath. $52 a 1250 NW 62 St Apt #1. Three bdrms, one bath. more for their pur- dent at the National have to consider sales a year would not
One bdrm, one bath. $525. 50 v 305-600-7280 F nished R Central air, tile floors and chases, and states Retail Federation. downsizing and re- have to collect sales
Two bdrms, one bath. $750. own fenced yard. 786-223-4493 stand to add billions "(Online merchants) ducing her sales so tax.
Stove and refrigerator. One Month Free Rent 1010 NW 180 Terrace STOP!!I to their coffers be- shouldn't get to play
305-642-7080 44 NW 1 Street Free cable, air, appliances Behind in Your Rent? 24 cause of a landmark by special rules."
44 NW 166 Street and use of kitchen. Hour notice. Behind in Your
New four bedrooms, two 305-835-2728 Mortgage? 03 91 online sales tax col- The bill would re- ,Adv n d G Clinic
One bedroom, one baths townhouse. $1500. 30 Avenue lection bill the Senate quire states to sim- P ofesslonal, Safe &ConldentalServices
One bedroom, one and13387 NW 30 Avenuex
bath, $450. Stove and 305-528-9964 $85 weekly, free utilities, passed Monday. plify tax codes and
refrigerator. 305-642-7080 Ce kitchen, bath, one person. The bill, which provide free software Termination Up to 22 Weeks
305-474-8186 305-987-9710 still must pass the to retailers to help Individual Counseling Services
1229 NW 1 Court 2906 NW 195 Lane 1500 NW 74 Street House, is backed by calculate sales tax. Board Certified OB GYN's
One bedroom, one bath, bdrm o ath Microwave, refrigerator color 2135 NW 63 Street large retailers that But many small on- oplete GYN Services
$450. Stove, refrigerator, TV, free cable, air, and use of Four bedrooms, two baths, larg r sh y ep
$450. Stove, refrigerator, $1125 mthly. 786-457-3287. Complen. Cal Services
free water. 305-642-7080532 kitchen. Call 305-835-2728 den, remodeled, $1900 down already collect taxes line sellers say that
555 NW 210 ST #203 1563 NW 67 Street and $455 monthly P&I with and claim they are at even so, collecting tax START $180 AD UP
1231 NW 58 Terrace Beautiful lake view. Two Newly remodeled, air, cable, good credit. NDI Realtors, a price disadvantage for 45 states would be
MOVE IN SPECIALI bedrooms, two baths, central fix income. 305-968-3347 305-655-1700. because many online- a burden. -
First month moves you in. air, washer and dryer. $1200 567 NW 94 Street 225 NW 103 Street only retailers don't Nancy Mashragi,
One bedroom one bath. monthly. 305-610-7504 Nice. area, cable, air, Four bedrooms, two baths ......................
$500 monthly. Free 19 inch renovated, big yard $450 remodeled. Try $5900 down charge sales tax.
LCD T.V. Call Joel monthly. For Seniors. 786- and $899 rhonthly P&I with On the other side NOTICE OF INVITATION TO BID OR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
786-355-7578 D 366-5930 good credit. NDI Realtors are small online mer-
1417 NW 58 Terrace 6829 NW 15 Ave 305-655-1700. chants who say they THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
1241 NW 53 Street Newly remodeled two bdrms., $90 weekly, $200 to move in, 3421 NW 213 Street will be hurt by the 1450 N.E. 2ND AVENUE, ROOM 351
Two bdrms, one bath. $1000 one bath air, appliances, air and utilities included. Two bedrooms, one bath, dminis e c s
monthly. All appliances water included. Section 8 Ok. Call 786-277-2693 remodeled. $1900 down and administrative costs MIAMI, FLORIDA 33132
included. Free 19 inchLCD $950. 786-444-2701 83 Street NW 18 Avenue $455 monthly P& with good of complying with Solicitations are subject to School Board Policy 6325, Cone of Silence.
TV. 1491 NW 56 Street Clean room. 305-754-7776 credit. NDI Realtors different laws of the
Call Joel 786-355-7578 Two bedrooms, one bath, tile, 891 NW 55 Terrace 305-655-1700 45 states with sales For more details please visit: http://procurement.dadeschools.ne
bars, $925 monthly, call: Cooking and air. $500 move ***ATTENTION**** taxes.
1261 NW 59 Street 305-219-2571 in. 305-303-6019 Now You Can own Your Online shoppers
One bedroom, one bath. 1517 NW 58 Terrace NORTH MIAMI Own Home Today would pay 5 prcent
$550. 305-642-7080 Huge two bdrms, one bath, Nicely furnished room with **WITH*** ud p 5
central air, water included, private entrance. FREE CASH GRANTS to 10 percent on
1348 NW 1 Avenue $800 mthly. Call Mr. B. 786-312-5781 UP TO $65,000 purchases depending 064-NN04 HVAC Parts and Supplies, Manufacturer Discount
One bdrm., one bath $395 305-632-8750. Northside Area On Any Home/Any Area on what state they 5/14/2013
305-642-7080 1920 NW 31 Street Senior female with benefits, FIRST TIME BUYERS live in. States face an
One bedroom unit. Section 8 utilities, TV included, with Need HELP??? estimated windfall of
1450 NW 1 Avenue welcome. 305-688-7559 ramp, on bus line and metro 305-892-8315
O1450 NW Avenue mthly. House of Homes Realty more than $11 billion
$5t bedroom, one Large one bedroom, stove, 786-325-9737 in taxes on more than P b i N
$425, two bedrooms, one at. 15W5Sre rCOUNhY
bath. $550. 305-642-7080 refrigerator, air conditioning, NORTHWEST AREA $200 billion a year in
$650 a month, $1,950 to Clean, nice, and air. $100 a sales, according to re- Miami a
1525 NW1 Place move in, Mike 305-232-3700 week. 786-426-6263. Crown Mortgage, Inc. search firm Forrester ia i- e Cy
First month moves you in. 2545 B York Street OPA LOCKA AREA Looking for licensed and the University of Special Election Cancellation
One bedroom, one bath, OpaLocka 2170 Washington Avenue mortgage brokers. Please Tennessee.
$400 mothly Free 19inch One bedr refrigerator, Clean rooms, $500 monthly call 305-342-6730 House Republicans The May 14, 2013 Miami-Dade County Special Election has been cancelled: Early Voting is no
ST Cll -7578. sove NW 47 Street- 786-277-3434,786-709-1775 EXPERIENCED AWN could face opposition longer available and there will be no Election Day voting for this election.
Two bdrms, appliances, air, Roadrunner Services, LLC from the Tea Party
Sfree water. 786-426-6263 Ror r Sr f the a arty Voters in the cities of North Miami and Sweetwater may continue to visit the following Early
167 NE 59 St-Unit #1 free water. 786-426-6263 786-290-7186 or 305-763- and other groups that Voting sites to vote in their municipal elections, which will continue as planned:
Two bedrooms, one bath, 364 NW 59 Terrace 3422. 14010 NW 22 Ave. are against tax hikes.
$950. Section 8 welcome. Two bedrooms, one bath, 10360 SW 173rd Terrace Good with weed eaters. The Marketplace North Miami Public Library Elections Department Main Office
954-914-9166 $750. Stove and refrigerator. Four bdrms, one bath,
167 NE 59 St-Unit #3 305-642-7080 $1495. Appliances, central Fairness Act, which 835 NE 132 Street 2700 NW 87 Avenue
167 NE 59 St-Unit #3 305-642-7080 $air. INSIDE SALES REP passed the Senate 69- North Miami, FL 33161 Miami, FL 33172
Three bdrms, one bath, 305-642-7080 Dania Beach, FL, Full/
$1100. Section 8 welcome. 40 NE 64Street Part Time, Mon.-Sat., Paid 27, allows states to re- These voters may also vote at their assigned precinct on Election Day, May14, 2013 from
954-914-9166 $750 monthly. includes 1121 NW 142 Street Weekly, High Commission. quire online retailers 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
167 NE 59 St-Unit #5 water. No Section 8. Three bedrooms, two baths, Ms. Smith 305-523-9550. to collect sales tax.
One bedroom, one bath, Call 305-267-9449 den, tile, air, $1,300. No Currently, merchants For additional information, please contact the Miami-Dade Elections Department at
$750. Section 8 welcome. 4320 NW 18 Avenue Section 8. Broker Terry ROUTE DRIVERS phys 305-499-VTE (8683).
954-914-9166 Two- bdrms, one bath, $900 Dellerson ROUTE DRIVERS with a physical prs-
9 1 e bction weme 305-891-6776 We are seeking drivers'to ence in a state must
1718 NW 2 Court mthly. Section 8 welcome. l SW 2 Street deliver newspaper to retail lect tax, based on a
One bdrm, one bath, $425. 954-914-9166 12111 SW 220 Street outlets in Broward andon a a ,
305-642-7080 4625 NW 15 Avenue #A Goulds, drm o ami Dade. 1992 Supreme Court
bath, central air, Section 8Dade. 1992 Supreme Court
Two bedrooms, one bath, welcome, 786-326-61 Wednesday Only decision that said it
1801 NW 1st Court air, bars, tiled, $925 monthly. w -- 6 You must be available was too difficult for
Section 8 only. 305-490-9284 15151 Railroad Dr between the hours of 6
FIRST MONTH 48 NW 77 Street Miami Gardens, four a.m. and 3 p.m. Must have out-of-state sellers to
MOVES YOU IN! One bdrm, one bath. $650 bdrms, two baths, Section 8 reliable, insured vehicle and comply with numer-
First month moves you in O monthly. Call after 6 p.m. welcome, Kay 305-494-9743. current Driver License. ous state laws and
Two bdrms one bath. $550 305-753-7738 15310 NW 31 Avenue Apply in person at: jurisdictions.
monthly. Free 19 inch LCD 6832 NW 6 Court Three bedrooms, two baths, The Miami Times City of Miami
JoeTV. Call: 6-355-7578 den, air, tile, $1,300. No 900 N.W. 54th Street As online shopping
Joel 786-355-7578 renovated 100m monly Section 8. Terry Dellerson has grown and soft- Notice of Bid Solicitation
Section 8 Only, call Ms. Broker ware makes it easier ITB No.: 12-13-043
1801 NW 2 Avenue Madline at 305-606-7284. 305-891-6776 SOUTH DADE to comply with state Title: District 3 Roadway, Traffic & Drainage Improvements Part IV
MOVE IN SPECIAL! i 7822 NE1 Avenue 1835 NW 111 Street ROUTE DRIVER tax laws, backers of B-40318, B-40319, B-40320, B-40321, B-40322, B.40323 & B-40326-01
First month move you n! Two bedroom, one bath, Three bdrms, two baths. We are seeking a driver to the act say the court
Two bedrooms, one bath. $850. Appliances, free Near excellent elementary 'deliver newspaper to retail argument is now Bids Due Date: June 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
$550 monthly. Free 19 inch water. school. $1250 mthly. Section outlets in South Dade.Due Date: June 6, 2013 at 2:00 p
LCD TV. Call: Joel 786-355- 305-642-7080 8 considered. Call 305-299- WedesdayOnly moot.
7578 5780 You must be available "This is a discrimi- Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference
7912 NW 12 Court 1856 NW 51 Street between the hours of 6it f Miami Miami Ri e nter
1955 NW 2 Court Two bedrooms, one bath, Nice three bedrooms, central a.m. and 4 p.m. Must have Ci of Miami Miam Riverside Center
One bedroom, one bath. air, tile, carpet, fenced yard, air, big' yard. Section 8 reliable, insured vehicle and 444 SW 2nd Avenue, 10th Floor Main Conference Room
$450. 305-642-7080 water included, $900 Section Welcome. 305-986-2408. current Driver License. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.
8 Welcome 305-389-4011 or 2030 Rutland Street Apply in person at:
210 NW 17 Street 305-632-3387 Three bedrooms, two baths, The Miami TimesFor detailed information, please visit our Capital Improvements Program
MOVE IN SPECIAL 8001-5 NW 24 Court $1,200 mthly. No section 8. 900 N.W. 54th Street F detaied iwww.miamiov.com/casitali tamprovements/paes/Procuremen-
One bdrm one bath $450. Newly renovated. Appliances 305-267-9449 tOportunities/Default.asp.
305-642-7080 included. Section 8 okay. 210 NW 42 Street tplu n
305-642-700 305-632-8164 Brand new renovation. Large tODDortunitie
2565 NW 92 Street 903 NW 53 Street three bedrooms, two baths. THIS SOLICITATION IS SUBJECT TO THE "CONE OF SILENCE" IN AC-
EXTRA CLEAN! Two bdrms, one bath. $850 Call 786-554-0397 RENTING CHURCHCORDANCE WITH SECTION 18-74 OF THE CITY CODE.
One bedroom, one bath, mthly. Ac. 305-681-3736 2186 NW 47 Street Please call 786-477-7723
stove, refrigerator, water 970 N.E. 133 Street Five bedrooms, two baths, DP No.: 13601 Johnny Martinez, P.E., City Manager
and lights included. Nice. Two bedrooms, one bath, big yard, $1400 monthly. DN 13Jo n ate PCy n
neighborhood. $775 monthly, central air, appliances, ceiling Section 8 only. 786-547-9116
$2325 move in or $388 bi- fan, new kitchen cabinets. 2343 NW 100 Street ADMIN ASSISTANT 3 ROOMS
weekly, $1162 move in. flood light, vinyl tile. $1000 Two bdrms, one bath, $825. CARPET INSTALLED
305-624-8820 mthly. $2500 to move in. Appliances. 305-642-7080 TRAINEES NEEDED! WITH PAD You C an Ow n
30 Street 12 Avenue Area Utilities not included. 786- Train to become a O 9 9
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One large bdrm. Brand new, four bedrooms, and clean. Call 305-807-3335 No Experience Neededl = = h B efl
rg786-286-2540 two baths, $1450 monthly. Eddie Manson. Local career training 3 ROOMS
Handicap accessible and 2732 NW 199 Lane gets you job ready!
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STUDY: DIVERSITY PLUNGES IN NFL
Lack of relationshipsfactor in head cluding Mike Holmgren, Den- Said Gulliver, "We look at ac-
nis Green, Marvin Lewis and ademia and advocacy groups,
coaching hires Mike McCarthy. like the Fritz Pollard Alliance,
"It's not just about who you as partners who can help us in
By Jarrett Bell landed a head coaching job on know," Harrison said. "It went our thinking."
the major-college level. from that to, 'Who knows you?' Of course, diversity is hardly
Keith Harrison knew the Also, of 42 coaches who be- "Now it's 'Who grows you?'" a new issue for the NFL. With all
numbers wouldn't be good for came NFL coordinators after Sure, networking opens the initiatives in recent years,
minorities when the NFL com- losing their first head coach- doors. And as Robert Gulliver, including the Rooney Rule' in-
missioned him to explore hiring ing job, just two were minori- NFL executive vice president of stituted in 2003, why'was there
trends of coaches. ties. This year, minorities were human resources, told owners a shutout of minorities up for
Some results were predict- shut out of the eight coaching during NFL meetings in March, top roles in 2013?
able in the diversity report jobs available, as was the case diversity is good for business. Gulliver prefers to weigh the
Examining Coaching Mobility for the seven general manager There's nothing like appeal- 10-year impact of the Rooney
Trends and Occupational Pat- jobs. ing to the wallet of an owner, Rule and views the shutout as
terns: Since 1963, nearly 88 "You have to go beyond the and Gulliver dropped some se- an aberration. Others contend
percent of head coaching jobs numbers," said Harrison, an rious stats on them about view- a key factor is the growing em-
were filled by whites. Not stun- associate professor at the Uni- ership patterns, apparel sales phasis on offense, as a majority
ning, when considering Art versity of Central Florida. "Who and other indicators showing of Black coaches have defensive
Shell didn't become the first picked up the phone and had a the value of Blacks, Hispanics, backgrounds.
Black head coach of the mod- relationship?" :-ht women and other demographic "John Harbaugh was a spe-
ern era until 1989. That's a key takeaway for the -Photo: Andrew Weber groups, cial-teams coach and just won
The report, obtained by USA relevance of the report. It opens Former Bears coach Lovie Smith, fired after last season, The coaching report is the the Super Bowl," Tony Dungy
TODAY Sports, revealed that with a diagram of the Bill Walsh is shown on the sideline in the first half against the Lions at first in a series of occupational told USA TODAY Sports. "Bill
since 1970 no minority head Coaching Tree, which claims a Ford Field in December. and demographic studies on Belichick has won more than
coach fired in the NFL had diverse mix of 28 coaches, in- tap. anybody in recent years.

success left the impression that posted a winning percentage

savory to the general public, scores of players into the pros.
was inextricably linked to win- They did so, moreover, without
For Florida A&M 's, Jake Gaither and Grambling's Eddie ning. Even Rice, after all, had a using profanity against a play-
73-31 record, with two N.C.A.A. er, much less applying physical
Robinson, values came first tournament appearances, in humiliation or bigoted insults.
three seasons at Robert Morris "Damn it to hell" was the
By Samuel G. Freedman did not strike Ross. He did not the people you let down." before going to Rutgers. nastiest phrase- in Robinsor's
curse him. He did not even This incident, captured in the Yet after spending more than vocabulary. He often used hu-
Midway through the second shout at him. Instead, in con- 1968 documentary "Grambling six years researching the world mor, rather than ridicule, to.
half of a close and pivotal game trolled, staccato bursts, he de- College: 100 Yards to Glory," of black college football during inspire. Talking to an assistant
against Texas Southern during livered a lesson about character sprang to my mind in the wake the civil rights era, I can imme- about an oddly timid blocker,
the 1967 football season, Coach and teamwork. of Mike Rice's recent firing as diately think of two vivid exam- Robinson said: "Coach him to
Eddie Robinson's Grambling "You have satisfied yourself," the Rutgers men's basketball ples to the contrary: Robinson do some wrong. Let him miss a
team mounted a drive. It end- Robinson said. "You got him coach. What made Robinson's JAKE GAITHER and Jake Gaither, his friend day from Sunday school. Give
ed abruptly when Grambling's back. But we told you about example so relevant was not The list included some coach- and rival, at Florida A&M. They him a brick, let him break the
center threw a forearm at the stability and self-control. Now only that Rice had been dis- ing luminaries: Bobby Knight, exemplified the combination of window out. I'll pay for it."
nose tackle who had been dom- you think about us. We don't .missed for physically and vo- Woody Hayes, Mike Leach. The on-field excellence and person- Robinson ran practices that
inating him. A referee penal- have a center, and we got to cally assaulting his players. brutal preseason training regi- al decency. were notable for their atten-
ized Grambling and ejected the play the rest of the game." Rob- There was also an unexamined men that Bear Bryant inflicted Robinson retired in 1997 tion to detail, repeating plays a
center from the game. inson motioned to the other premise in much of the news on his Texas A&M team became with 408 wins for his career, dozen times, if necessary, until
When the center, Thomas players, standing on the side- coverage of other coaches no- part of his legend, celebrated the most of any major college his team had every move right.
Ross, reached the sideline, line or sitting on the bench. torious for their treatment of in the book and the film "The coach. Gaither, who stopped He did not operate a gladiator
Robinson was waiting.' Yet he "Look at what you did. Look at players. Junction Boys." This litany of coaching after the 1969 season, school.


Bulls get early jump on Miami Heat Spain to field top team

Chicago. holds James to 24 points, against Haiti in Miami
in possession battle Miami Times staff report first time that the two dres Iniesta. Spain
possessionsides have met. Three also routinely fea-
By Jeff Ziligitt is what they want. And it is Spanish national days before, Spain tures top England-
the only way they can play team manager Vicen- will face Ireland at based players such as
The MVP didn't play like and win with so many I te Del Bosque con- Yankee Stadium in Chelsea's Juan Mata
one for a half, and the team players out and hurt. firmed recently that New York. and Arsenal's Santi
with the best record in the James recovered in the the World Cup cham- Spain is the cur- Cazorla.
league was slowed by a second half, scoring 22 of pions will bring its A- rent World Cup and "We are thrilled to
team that is barely ambu- his of team-high 24 points team to the U.S.for a European Champion, be bringing Spain's
latory and just finished a in second half, including 15 match against Haiti having won the 2008 top team to Miami,"
grueling seven-game series in the fourth quarter. But it on June 8 in Miami. and 2012 European said Relevent Sports
on Saturday. was not enough. "We're going to the Championship as well CEO and President
The Chicago Bulls, with The Heat didn't pick up 'U.S. in June with the as the 2010 World Charlie Stillita-
their grinding style led where they when they elimi- same group that's Cup. Last summer no. 'Fans will have
by coach Tom Thibodeau, nated the Milwaukee Bucks going to compete at Spain became the a chance to watch
pulled off a stunning 93-86 in Game 4 on April 28. .the' Confederations first team to win three Spain's marquee stars
upset of the top-seeded Mi- The rest vs. rust de- Cu:p. This will be a international tour- against a quality Hai-
ami Heat in Game 1 of their bate a topic for the Heat very tough tourna- naments in a row at tian side as the world
Eastern Conference semifi- during an eight-day lay- ment, and as always, the senior level. Cur- and European cham-
nal series. off- turned into a factor we will take the play- rently ranked as the pions prepare for the
Nate Robinson's 19-foot immediately. While the -Photo credit: Robert Mayer ers that we consider top team in the world 2013 Confederations
jumper with 1:18 gave the Heat wanted rest, they were Game 1 in Miami: Bulls 93, Heat 86 LeBron James the best," said Spain by FIFA, Spain will Cup. We invite South
Bulls an 88-86 lead, and anxious to play a game, and wrestles with Nate Robinson for a loose ball coach Vicente Del travel to Brazil follow- Florida's passionate
his driving layup with 45.5 the time off in conjunction Bosque. "We have ing the Miami match soccer community to
seconds remaining put the with the Bulls' outstanding terful defense prevented season but won't rule out a a very stable ros- to participate in the come out and be part
Bulls up 90-86. LeBron defense disrupted Miami, the Heat from running in possible return. ter, with top players 2013 FIFA Confedera- of this historic event."
James, who was presented especially on offense. transition and running Nothing less is expected to choose from, al- tions Cup. One dollar per tick-
with his MVP trophy before Miami shot 26.3 percent away with game. Expect the from'a Thibodeau-coached though the base of The backbone of this et will go directly to
the game, shot an airball in the first quarter and 33.3 Bulls to replicate that as team.. Get out there and get the team was formed historic Spanish side Project Phoenix Stadi-
with 29.8 seconds left. percent in the first half and much as they can. It is also it done. The Heat knew that a while back and it is made up of stars um, helping to rebuild
Robinson played the hero was 3-for-13 on three-point- a testament to Thibodeau's coming into the series, will be those players from Real Madrid and Haiti after the devas-
instead of James. He scored ers in the first half. James coaching schemes and his "No matter who's in uni- that are in the match- Barcelona, arguably tating earthquake in
Chicago's final seven points, was 1-for-6 for two points, ability to plug any guy into form, they're going to play es against Haiti and the two top clubs in 2010. Additionally,
and Miami missed its final a new playoff halftime low the lineup and barely suffer. Chicago Bulls basketball," Ireland, as well as in the world. These play- fans that purchase
five shots, though Ray Al- in scoring for the four-time Even more remarkable, James said an hour before Brazil." ers include .7 Balon tickets will receive
len's three-point attempt MVP. Chris Bosh was 0-for- Chicago beat Miami without the game. "It's what Thibs The match, which is d'Or nominees: Sergio complimentary access
with five seconds left had no 4, and Shane Battier and guard Kirk Hinrich, who has built since he's been presented by Relevent Ramos, Xabi Alonso, to both team's prac-
impact on the outcome. Mike Miller were 2-for-l10 on has a bruised left calf, the there. Sports, Sun Life Sta- Iker Casillas, Sergio tices at Sun Life Sta-
The Bulls reduced the three-pointers, hospitalized Deng, and of They have a no-excuse dium and RSE Ven- Busquests, Gerard dium on the day prior
game to a possession-by- It was the kind of game course point guard Derrick mentality no matter who's in tures, will mark the Piquie, Xavi and An- to the match.
possession struggle, which the Bulls favor. Their mas- Rose, who hasn't played this the lineup."

lets and the celebrities flocked They were so irate that mid- want more and they simply are happened years ago against
in droves for fight night in Las- way through the final round, not getting it. What we did get pound for pound rival Manny
Vegas to watch a championship many fans had seen enough was a total destruction ofa four- Pacquiao never happened for
bout between Money May and and headed to the exits with weight world champion. May- whatever reason.
a game, but overmatched Rob- their backs turned to the ring. weather is a master in the art Floyd has five fights now
ert Guerrero. Have we not seen Like many of Mayweath- of boxing. Fans want a thrill- left in his contract, and maybe
this before ? Lots of postur- er's previous fights, this ing fight that will have them on in his career. His legacy will
ing, jeering, insults, etc., pre fight lacked drama or any their feet begging for more, it is be marred by the fact that he
l"iMayVw leather fools us again fight, we got sucked into think- hint of adversity for Floyd, not supposed to be the modern day never had a Joe Frazier. Is that
ing ,"Oh boy this is gonna be enough to satisfy some, who'd gladiator sport. Mayweather- his fault ? No. But history will
Well America it looks like we mistake, Mayweather is a box- a great fight" and once again clearly hoped for more excite- the so called baddest man on show us that for the most part
all got fooled again. Floyd May- ing purists dream, a master we were disappointed with a ment in exchange for tickets the planet does not knock any- his fights are boring and they
weather, the world's greatest tactician, poetry in motion. The snorefest. priced in the high hundreds or body out. He wants to be con- are dancefests. The fact that he
salesman, got us all hyped up science of boxing, if that's what Near the end of the fight boos low thousands. sidered an all time great, but never had "the" fight is how he
for a fight but instead we were you're into, could be exhibited could be heard coming from They wanted more, they detractors are hesitant to con- will be remembered in the fight
treated to twelve rounds of by. watching any Mayweather the crowd, droves of fans yell- wanted Pryor-Arguello, Leon- sider him among the all time game. If you ask me he is no
dancing that would have made fight. However, this past Sat- ing "boring" coming from dif- ard-Hearns, Ali-Frazier, even best because he has no rival. Sugar Ray, Leonard or Robin-
Danny Terrio proud. Make no urday, we all opened our wal- ferent sections of the arena. Tyson-Spinks. Boxing fans The one fight that should have son.